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Company: Montrose Daily Press
Reporter w/diverse skills
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
July 31, 2013
Job ID: 1505431






Is versatility your calling card? Are you passionate about community journalism? Are you just as comfortable covering a high school football game as you are a school board meeting, a street festival or a forest fire? Do you have proven abilities to cover a beat, ask good questions and write a clean, tight story (sometimes under deadline pressure) in an engaging, balanced manner? 


If so, then the Montrose Daily Press is interested in hearing from you. We have an immediate opening, and we are seeking applicants with a variety of experience and skill sets with the intent of finding the best fit for you and for us. A background in sports writing is very important, but we are looking for someone with the ability to step beyond that.


This position is critical in developing and presenting engaging content for our readers which will also include video and photography. This is a fast-paced environment and requires a high level of creativity.  The following are but a few of the attributes we expect:

1. You must have an outstanding body of work demonstrating the different areas a newspaper covers. 

2. Creativity and an unwillingness to allow boundaries to confine you are required in the position.

3. You must be open to trying new and different things; we intend to teach and invest in you, and you should be an active participant. 

4. Besides your reporter skill set, you will need to have some know-how in photojournalism, editing and/or page design, and videography. Besides touting your reporting skills, share with us your abilities, interests and dreams in these related news content areas.


More about us: The Montrose Daily Press publishes six days a week. We are part of a family-owned newspaper organization, Wick Communications (see our Web site for more information); we aren't a publicly operated “media chain.” We have new Montrose leadership that is focused on growing our products. We have a number of new initiatives in place to see our franchise grow. The newsroom is an instrumental part of leading our paper and stewarding the community. We take pride in the work that's been done here in the past and the legacy of success that has been established. We intend to create a most dynamic product; check out our website at


Location, location, location — Montrose is ideally situated on the Western Slope of Colorado and rests at the foot of the Uncompahgre Plateau and San Juan Mountains. Our community is home to nearly 20,000 residents and is looked upon as the hub of Southwestern Colorado. Outdoors opportunities abound.


This position is challenging, and we have high expectations of our employees. We fully expect a rock star, but you won't be a one-person band. We want people who believe in the team mentality and who work well with others. This position will pay according to experience and talent. We are a small operation that leads to big opportunities. If you want to continue upstream, take on new challenges and demonstrate your capabilities, then now is the time, and this is the place.


Please apply ONLY electronically; no phone calls, please. Send a cover letter, a résumé and references, salary history and expectations to: Mike Easterling, managing editor, Montrose Daily Press, You will get a confirmation of your application. It is expected that the interviewing process will last a few weeks. 

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