Government, Business, and Real Estate Reporter Needed for Colorado Ski Resort Destination

Summit Daily News, Frisco, Colorado

Date PostedJune 11, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.swiftcom.com/careers
Description:

Colorado Rockies newspaper seeks government, business, real estate reporter

The Summit Daily News, located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, seeks a reporter to cover local government, businesses, nonprofits and real estate. Here at the Summit Daily, we punch above our weight, producing award-winning, impactful journalism that seeks to hold authority accountable and strengthen the bonds of our communities.

We live to tell the story of Summit County, where people from across the country come to worship the outdoors. We're looking for an adventurous spirit with a love for mountain towns. However, this is not a position for beginners or someone looking to subsidize their powder habit. We need a mature, ambitious storyteller who can turn a phrase, shoot an image, edit a video and send a tweet — all on deadline.

Full disclosure: It snows here — a lot, if we're lucky.

To apply, please visit www.swiftcom.com/careers and select job 1773. 

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

• Generate 8-10 stories per week.

• Take photos and video as well as create and share content on social media.

• Demonstrate effective use of social media tools to source stories and drive traffic to our digital and print products.

• Work well with community leaders/figures as well as other newsroom staff.

• Be flexible in a changing, fast-paced environment.

• Ensure accuracy, fairness and correct spelling in all reporting duties.

• Follow direction and vision of the Summit Daily News editor.

• Make assigned deadlines without exception.

• Fill in for reporting vacancies as needed.

• Be ethical within the guidelines set by the editor.

• Be a team player and help where needed.

 

Qualifications:

• Journalism degree - preferred.

• Two years reporting experience - preferred.

• Experience with content management systems - preferred.

• Digital photography experience - preferred.

• Knowledge of AP style - required.

• Availability to work some nights and weekends - required.

• Must be able to stand for extended periods of time - required.

• Must have a current driver’s license or the ability to get one - required.

 

Swift Communications is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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