The Daily Sentinel, an award-winning, 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in western Colorado, is seeking an assistant editor and coach to inspire, support and manage its team of news reporters. This position requires a leader who is cool-headed, patient, organized and highly motivated. We’re looking for someone who establishes high standards and coaches reporters to accomplish their best work.
The successful candidate will:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience working as a reporter. Journalists with editing or coaching experience are strongly preferred but those who have demonstrated leadership in other capacities will be considered.
Please include references from reporters you’ve coached or edited in the past as well as other professional references. Send a cover letter, resume and at least five clips — two of your own writing and three stories that you've edited — to Managing Editor Mike Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
The position offers a competitive salary, full benefits and a 401(k) plan. Applicants must pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen.
The Daily Sentinel is located in Grand Junction, the largest city between Denver and Salt Lake City and a growing regional hub for higher education, shopping, business, health care and transportation. The area offers high quality of life with tremendous outdoor recreational opportunities, beautiful scenery, less traffic and cheaper housing than many areas of the state.