Colorado News Editor, Denver, Colorado

Date PostedNovember 26, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description: is seeking a highly motivated news editor to lead our coverage of Colorado state government. We're looking for someone who has both editing and government reporting experience, and a strong interest and understanding of Colorado politics and public policy.

The media industry in Colorado – like most state news operations – is shrinking, leaving fewer options for readers to digest the decisions made by their state and local government officials., the state-focused reporting division of the non-partisan, non-profit Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, seeks to fill this journalistic void in Colorado with hands-on reporting of state news from the taxpayers’ perspective.

This key role will be joining eleven other state news operations as we expand our impact in the states.


  • Report on state government activity in Denver, monitor legislative and policy developments that affect the region, and use public records and databases to ferret out waste, fraud and abuse.
  • Recruit freelance journalists to help cover Colorado and the region; assign stories to freelance journalists, and edit stories.
  • Promote stories to local and regional media partners in and around Colorado
  • Cultivate trusted sources to provide leads on potential stories, including those inside and outside government, think tanks, academia, unions and the business community.
  • Monitor the state media landscape to identify popular topics and potential media partners.


  • Live in or near the city of Denver, with the ability to attend legislative hearings at the state capitol on a regular basis. Compensation for relocation will not be offered. 
  • Have excellent writing and research abilities, and adhere to Associated Press style. 
  • Take direction well, and have the ability to work remotely. 
  • Look beyond government-mandated press releases and reports to determine the real impact of policy on Louisiana taxpayers and job creators. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, political science, or a related field is preferred.

To apply, please send resume and writing samples to Chris Krug, president and publisher, and Dan McCaleb, editor, via email at

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