Montana Reporter

States Newsroom, Helena, Montana

Date Posted October 08, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Big Sky State is home to a lot of big news and covers a vast area. States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit news outlets focused on state politics and policy, is establishing a Montana affiliate and seeking two talented reporters to cover state government and the issues that affect Montanans daily.

Based in Helena, each reporter will work on daily, fast-paced deadlines to produce investigative and enterprise journalism on topics determined in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, which could range from energy to outdoors to politics. Reporters will also provide content for the outlet’s dynamic briefs section and distribute site content on social media and other sources.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks 

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with sound news judgment and the ability to manage ongoing short- and long-term projects with strong attention to detail and accuracy. Previous news reporting and/or editing experience is required and can include student journalism. Knowledge of Montana’s political landscape and leaders and previous digital, photography and/or videography experience are preferred.

States Newsroom offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

To apply, please send a cover letter with resume and writing clips or links to Montana Editor in Chief Darrell Ehrlick via jobs<at>

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