Digital First Media

  • Reporter- City Beat

    Job Locations US-CO-Boulder
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2019 2:42 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-1874
    Time Type
    Full-Time
    Employment Type
    Regular
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    Job_Logo_Prairie Mountain Media

    Overview

    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.

     

    The Boulder Daily Camera newspaper in Boulder County, Colo., is looking for an experienced journalist who specializes in city government to serve as city beat reporter, covering city council meetings and other city government topics in Boulder for the web and print editions.  #DigitalFirstMedia

    Responsibilities

    The ideal candidate is a seasoned journalist with 3 to 5 years of experience as a city government reporter, who is a master of AP style and who will help cultivate a strong audience, both online and in the community. The ideal candidate will be a strong storyteller and will possess a unique journalistic voice. The ideal candidate will develop a social media presence as the go-to person for news about Boulder’s council and government, both in daily and enterprise story format. Candidates should be well-versed in social media, search-engine optimization and will be able to cultivate fresh ideas to bring to the Daily Camera and its sister newspapers.

    Qualifications

    • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience
    • The preferred candidate has 3 to 5 years of experience as a city government reporter at a daily newspaper or online news outlet
    • Relevant experience in news reporting and writing, using social media, creating enterprising content
    • The preferred candidate has a unique writing voice that speaks to their audience
    • Works well under deadline pressure
    • Understands imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print
    • Contributes to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration
    • Experiments with new digital tools and platforms

     

    Additional information

    • Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as well as odd hours if necessary/news requires (City Council meets weekly on Tuesday evenings)
    • Must live in area or be willing to relocate (no relocation assistance offered)
    • Email resume, cover letter, clips and social media handles to Central News Editor Julie Vossler-Henderson at jvhenderson@dailycamera.com.

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