News editor/education reporter

Gallup Independent, Gallup, New Mexico

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Date Posted August 30, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Education
Job Status Part-time
Salary Starts at $14,000 part-time ($28,000 full-time)


Old-school, hard-hitting print journalism is not dead. It is alive and well at The Gallup Independent, an 11,000-circulation afternoon daily in the heart of Indian Country in northwest New Mexico.

We have an opening for a news editor/education reporter hybrid position on our four-person copy desk. Due to COVID-19, our newsroom currently operates part-time, so this position starts part-time with a focus primarily on editor duties. If/when we return to a full-time schedule, this position would transition back to full-time as a hybrid editor/reporter.

Successful applicant will be familiar with InDesign, AP Style and Apple computers. Job duties include copy editing, building news pages using AP wire and a regular beat of education reporting covering one of the largest school districts in New Mexico. Some general assignment and feature writing is included.

We are a family-owned newspaper with a diverse 13-person newsroom. Gallup, New Mexico, is located near the borders of Arizona, the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni at 6,400 feet, sandwiched between the Zuni Mountains and the Chuska Mountains in the Rio Puerco valley. Amazing opportunities for cultural enrichment are available in an area that offers mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing in winter.

Salary starts at $28K. Work schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and includes mileage, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Health, dental, vision insurance and retirement plan available. Applicants who live in the Southwest are given priority.

Send resumes and work samples to Richard Reyes, managing editor, via


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