MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • Lead Reporter

    Job Locations US-CO-Estes Park
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/11/2020 10:43 AM)
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    Media news group


    Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. We house an extensive, integrated network of trusted local brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the State of Colorado, including the Akron, Boulder, Broomfield, Brush, Cañon City/Royal Gorge Region, Colorado Springs, Erie, Estes Park, Fort Morgan, Julesburg, Lafayette, Lamar, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Pueblo, Sterling and Superior markets.


    Our 15 newspaper brands have served their respective communities for more than 100 years. They deliver more than 1.26 million print and 12 million digital impressions every month and proven results for advertisers large and small. We can extend your reach near and far with our sizable network of websites and partnerships with national powerhouses Digital First Media and Adtaxi. Our full range of digital advertising solutions also includes social, e-mail, search engine marketing and search engine optimization along with geo and behavioral targeting and re-targeting platforms.


    Prairie Mountain Media delivers the best of Colorado, serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. Our award-winning coverage and numerous content delivery options endear us to an ever-growing number of readers. Our in-demand multimedia products and personalized marketing services form a powerful communications tool for our clients. 


    The Estes Park Trail-Gazette is looking for a reporter to cover multiple beats in the unique mountain town of Estes Park, Colo. This is a great opportunity for a reporter to gain experience at a community newspaper with an engaging community.


    Estes Park is nestled at the entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state. The Trail-Gazette is the newspaper of record for the Estes Valley and is printed twice weekly.


    A bachelor’s degree in journalism is a requirement, or equivalent experience. We are looking for a hard working reporter with thick skin who isn’t afraid to ask the uncomfortable question and go the extra mile. We need someone who knows how to work on a tight deadline and is well versed in AP style. We are looking for a reporter who can take photos and video, post online daily and work with our social media. The reporter we hire will be covering multiple news beats, as well as lead our local sports coverage.


    • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience.
    • The preferred candidate has experience at a daily newspaper or online news outlet. 
    • Relevant experience news reporting and writing, shooting video, using social media, creating enterprising content.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Strong reporting, writing, organizational and story structure skills.
    • Understands imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print.
    • Beats production deadlines.
    • Contributes to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration.
    • Experiments with new digital tools and platforms.
    • Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and/or holiday's as well as odd hours if necessary/news requires.
    • Must live in area/county or be willing to relocate (no relocation assistance offered).
    • Must submit 2-3 writing samples with resume and application.


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