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Reporter for new online news outlet in Denver

Job ID: 2604
Job Views: 152
Location: Denver, Colorado, United States
Postal Code: 80218
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 05.22.2020

Job Description

States Newsroom Colorado is a new nonprofit online news outlet based in Denver. It is part of the growing States Newsroom network of news outlets in American capital cities. The outlets cover state politics, policy and other statewide stories.

The Colorado outlet includes three reporter positions. Reporters will cover government policy, environment, health, immigration, justice, the economy, civil rights and other areas of interest to Colorado readers.

The outlet's new name will be announced shortly before launch, which is expected to occur in late June or early July. States Newsroom offers a competitive compensation package to qualified candidates.

Journalists interested in the reporter position should send a resume and three clips to editor Quentin Young, Find more information at the States Newsroom website.

Job Requirements

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Produce regular, enterprising reporting on a broad range of issues related to state government, state politics and state policy
  • Contribute regularly to outlet’s briefs section
  • Generate story ideas with the editorial team
  • Pursue story leads with strong self-direction and news judgment
  • Assist other reporters with research and pertinent knowledge when available
  • Establish and expand social media presence representing the outlet
  • Use personal social media accounts to amplify site’s content
  • Take quality photos to illustrate stories
  • Reliable personal transportation (mileage reimbursed)

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with sound news judgment and the ability to simultaneously manage ongoing short- and long-term projects. Three to five years previous news reporting and/or editing experience are preferred and can include student journalism. Previous experience covering state government strongly preferred.

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