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COLORADO POLITICS BREAKING NEWS REPORTER

This reporter will produce a high volume of engaging, quick-turnaround content on Denver politics and Denver issues for the Colorado Politics web site. The main focus will be on breaking news that helps drive readership and engagement. Our breaking news reporter will have basic reporting and writing skills, but also the ability to shoot and edit video and record and edit audio. This is an entry-level position, and will work independently while being a part of a team of 10 Colorado Politics journalists, often working in conjunction with the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cover breaking political news for digital and print platforms.

  • Convey news and tell stories using multiple tools—including writing, social media, photos and video.

  • Attend editorial meetings, participate in discussions and suggest story ideas.

  • Back up our main Denver correspondent as needed covering City council meetings, suburban government meetings, political forums, etc.

  • Contribute briefs column to Focus on Denver pages in Colorado Politics magazine each week.

  • Compile appealing slideshows and listicles to engage readers.

  • Write offbeat short stories for our Hot Sheet blog.

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