Seeking cool, creative alt-weekly Staff Writer

Ballantine- DGO, Durango, Colorado

Date PostedJanuary 09, 2018
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time

Ballantine Communications Inc. is seeking an energetic writer for DGO Magazine, an alt-weekly focusing on arts, entertainment, lifestyle and culture aimed at millennials in Southwest Colorado. We want a writer with a savvy, accessible voice that is relevant to people younger than 40.

About you:

  • You are organized, deadline-driven, and a thoughtful self-starter. You also know when to be irreverent, snarky, and funny.
  • You can generate ideas and sniff out stories while working alone and also be a collaborator with editors, photographers, videographers, and designers.
  • You have the passion and skills for multimedia.
  • You can ride a unicycle. Or juggle. But not both.
  • You fully understand how people consume news online and on the go, and you have digital and social media skills that are second nature to you.
  • Your writing has a distinct voice that stands out in a crowd, and you have the personality to match.
  • You are a social animal and have both a desire to be “in the know” and be someone people know.
  • You know what matters to millennial audiences and have a desire to own Durango’s arts and culture scene with a fondness for the magazine’s subject matter.
  • You are innately curious and have a passion for telling stories.

About this job:

Full-time? Yes

Benefits: Yes

Perks: Yes

Ability to shape the job because it’s a fairly new publication: Yes

Banjo: No.

Requirements: You have a degree in a relevant field of study and/or some experience as a writer for newspapers or magazines. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

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