Digital First Media

  • Sports Reporter

    Job Locations US-CO-Fort Morgan
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/16/2018 6:01 PM)
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    Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. We house an extensive, integrated network of trusted local brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the State of Colorado, including the Akron, Boulder, Broomfield, Brush, Cañon City/Royal Gorge Region, Colorado Springs, Erie, Estes Park, Fort Morgan, Julesburg, Lafayette, Lamar, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Pueblo, Sterling and Superior markets.


    Our 15 newspaper brands have served their respective communities for more than 100 years. They deliver more than 1.26 million print and 12 million digital impressions every month and proven results for advertisers large and small. We can extend your reach near and far with our sizable network of websites and partnerships with national powerhouses Digital First Media and Adtaxi. Our full range of digital advertising solutions also includes social, e-mail, search engine marketing and search engine optimization along with geo and behavioral targeting and re-targeting platforms.


    Prairie Mountain Media delivers the best of Colorado, serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. Our award-winning coverage and numerous content delivery options endear us to an ever-growing number of readers. Our in-demand multimedia products and personalized marketing services form a powerful communications tool for our clients. #DigitalFirstMedia #Associate


    The Fort Morgan Times is in search of a sports reporter to cover two primary high schools and other secondary schools in Morgan County, Colorado, for a six-day daily, weekly and two shopper products.


    The successful candidate will have a passion for reporting on high school sports and developing features. This is a great opportunity to start or develop your career, with advancement opportunities available to major market news products. The sports editor will be responsible for page planning and reporting of each edition, with the ability to work with coaches and the community. The sports editor will be asked to manage digital platforms, including Facebook. In addition to high school sports, you will have an opportunity to cover local pro-rodeo, local motor sports and to follow local athletes at nearby colleges and in the professional ranks.

    Some of your specific duties might include maintenance of a sports calendar of events, page planning, and page design with a hub, and assistance to the news department on request, direction of three annual sports preview editions and the freedom to rethink the sports section of the newspaper.


    • Bachelor’s degree in communications preferred, or equivalent experience
    • Working knowledge of AP style and grammar
    • Experience with digital platforms, including Facebook
    • Page design experience is a plus
    • High ethical standards for honesty, integrity and accuracy
    • A goal-setter with the vision to achieve them
    • Flexible schedule is offered to ensure ability to produce each edition
    • Some night and weekend work may be required
    • Ability to beat production deadlines
    • Contribute to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration
    • Must live in area or be willing to relocate (no relocation assistance offered)
    • Must submit 4-6 writing samples or link to portfolio with resume and application


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