Assignment Reporter Needed for Western Colorado Destination

Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

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

The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, a daily newspaper in the Roaring Fork Valley, seeks a general assignment reporter who can help us deliver on our goal of being nothing short of great. The Post Independent’s mission: To deliver impactful journalism that seeks to hold authority accountable and strengthen the bonds of our communities – in whatever media form the story best dictates.

Glenwood Springs — known as the Land of Water because of its world class hot springs, and the confluence of rivers — is 40 miles from Aspen and 50 miles from Vail. We are at the heart of year-round, world-class outdoor recreation, from whitewater rafting, bicycling and hiking to Nordic and alpine skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Because of our elevation, we have fantastic summers and a milder winters than our ski-town neighbors. Because of our location, we are a short drive from world-class winter activities. 

We're looking for someone with an adventurous spirit who has a love for mountain towns. We need an ambitious storyteller who can turn a phrase, shoot an image, edit a video and send a tweet — all on deadline.

To apply, please visit www.swiftcom.com/careers and select job 1774.

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 Post Independent 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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