MediaNews Group, Inc.

Reporter

Job Locations US-CO-Boulder
Posted Date 6 days ago(5/19/2020 5:57 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2511
Time Type
Full-Time
Employment Type
Regular

 

 

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Overview

Prairie Mountain Media, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Reporter to join The Longmont Times-Call Newspaper!  MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry.

 

The Longmont Times-Call newspaper in Boulder County, Colo., is looking for an experienced journalist to serve as general assignment reporter, covering nonprofits and community organizations in Longmont and the surrounding area, in addition to harder news features for the web and print editions.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Cover news stories in surrounding counties- able to storytell news and posess a unique journalistic voice.
  • Versatility is a must, as stories will cover a wide variety of topics, from city and county government to community events.
  • Proficient in taking his/her own photos and producing their own videos and must be able to write, take photos and produce videos on deadline and in a fast paced environment.
  • Along with producing stories that are assigned, the reporter should also be able to pitch their own story ideas on a regular basis. 
  • Research and develop stories to the utmost accuracy.
  • Develop a social media presence as the go-to person for community news that speaks to how Longmont and area residents live in and serve their communities, both in daily and enterprise story format.
  • Travel to different locations for interviews or covering of breaking news (20-50% travel required)

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience as a reporter, ideally who is a master of AP Style and will help cultivate a strong audience, both online and in the community
  • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience
  • Relevant experience in news reporting and writing, using social media, creating enterprising content
  • Well-versed in social media, search-engine optimization and will cultivate fresh ideas to bring to the Times-Call and its sister newspapers.
  • Work well under deadline pressure
  • Understand imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print
  • Contribute to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration
  • Experiment with new digital tools and platforms
  • Strong writing across a variety of story types.
  • A mindset to put the reader first.
  • Some experience in copy editing a bonus.
  • Curiosity is a must.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms and requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 30 pounds.

 

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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