Description:

What you will do: 

The Boulder Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call newspapers in Boulder County, Colo., are looking for an experienced journalist to serve as an Day Deputy City Editor, working weekdays in our Boulder newsroom directing live coverage and editing daily and longer-term stories for the newspapers' websites and print editions.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned journalist with a minimum of three years of experience as an editor, who is a skilled wordsmith and master of AP style, who has a sharp eye for detail, and who can work closely with our reporting staff to improve both their storytelling and reporting. Most importantly, we're looking for someone who can remain calm and collected — and make smart decisions — in high-stress, deadline situations.

The Day Deputy City Editor will be responsible for helping to coordinate our news coverage of Boulder County, as well as maintaining and updating the websites of the Camera, Times-Call, and their sister newspapers. Other duties will be assigned as necessary. Candidates should have experience working with web content-management systems and be well-versed in social media and search-engine optimization.

What you will bring:

  • A degree in journalism or communication, or equivalent experience

  • Three to five years of experience as an editor at a daily newspaper or online news outlet

  • Relevant experience in news editing, reporting and writing, using social media, creating enterprising content

  • Proven ability to direct reporters through breaking news situations and post accurate stories online quickly

  • Strong editing, writing, organizational and story structure skills

  • Understanding of the imperatives of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print

  • Ability to beat production deadlines

  • Ability to contribute to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration

  • Willingness to experiment with new digital tools and platforms

 

Additional information:

  • This editor must be flexible to work weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as well as odd hours if necessary or if news requires.

  • This editor must live in the area or be willing to relocate (no relocation assistance offered) and be willing to come into the office on occassion.

 

Please include the following in your online application:

  • Cover letter and resume in the same pdf/doc file.

  • Links to at least three writing samples (links to recent editing samples also are appropriate).

 

The annual salary is $50,000.00. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, and a 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).

 

Who we are:

 

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 show 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 MediaNews Group 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 retargeting platforms.

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