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Company: The Durango Herald
Position:
Social media reporter
Location:
Colorado
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 2, 2013
Job ID: 1506092

Description:

The Durango Herald seeks a social media reporter who will produce frequent local news updates for Facebook and Twitter, communicate directly with readers on these and other social media platforms, and write enterprise and business stories for print and the web.

This job requires proven ability to mine and interpret data, research public records and cultivate sources. Experience working in a merged digital and print newsroom is desirable, as is a clear understanding of the importance of updating news quickly on the website. The ideal candidate will be able to write and edit breaking news posts and updates for the website (www.durangoherald.com) while working closely with the photo/video team on coordinating web content.

Durango is an educated, active community with opinionated readers engaged in a multitude of issues and activities.  Readers expect timely, thorough news coverage and good writing, and are increasingly well-versed in various technologies that keep them informed.

The Herald is part of Ballantine Communications Inc., a family owned media company in beautiful Southwest Colorado.  The Herald has a proud tradition of journalistic excellence and repeatedly has been honored as the best small daily in Colorado. Its website routinely wins top honors in state contests. BCI is an equal opportunity employer and offers a strong benefits package.

 If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, reporting clips and examples of  social media work to Don Lindley, managing editor at dlindley@durangoherald.com  or c/o The Durango Herald, P.O. Drawer A, Durango, CO 81302.   

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