Cover a city government that throws great stories at you

Rio Grande SUN, Espanola, New Mexico

Date PostedFebruary 18, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$20,000 to $25,000

The Rio Grande Sun, a 9,000 paid circulation weekly newspaper in Northern New Mexico, seeks an energetic city reporter who shudders at meetings but will look behind the curtain.

In March 2014 one city council race was decided by a coin toss. One of the contestants was charged with child abuse one week earlier. In December another city councilor resigned because he was facing assault and battery charges after pistol-whipping a man, then shooting at his departing vehicle.

We’re looking for someone to bring strong reporting and writing skills, work ethic and flawless AP Style.

We are known statewide as strong advocates of open records and in-depth, broad, accurate investigative work. You will routinely ask for (and sometimes fight for) documents related to great stories found anywhere in city hall and its many departments. This is a political hot bed of fascinating stories, especially considering that the largest urban center in our coverage area, the city of Española, borders two Native American pueblos. While neighboring areas like Taos and Santa Fe have become more white in the past decades, Española remains a "minority-majority" city, with most residents identifying as Hispanic, Native or mestizo.

Several large pay raises would come quickly in the first year to a performing person who wants to write news the way it was taught 20 years ago. Good compensation package including health, vacation, sick and profit-sharing plan. Please submit resume to

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