Description:

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 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.

 

Responsibilities

The Daily Camera and Longmont Times-Call newspapers in Boulder County, Colo., are looking for an experienced journalist to serve as a part-time Assistant City Editor, working 30-hour weeks in our Boulder newsroom editing daily and longer-term stories for the newspapers' websites and print editions. 

The ideal candidate is a seasoned journalist with 3 to 5 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 Assistant 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. This editor will also be tasked with entering some standing features content into the print and web content-management systems. Candidates should have experience working with web content-management systems and be well-versed in social media and search-engine optimization.

 

Qualifications

  • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience
  • The preferred candidate has 3 to 5 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
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong editing, 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

 

Additional information

  • Must be flexible to work weekends and holidays on a rotational basis as well as odd hours if necessary/news requires
  • Must live in area or be willing to relocate (no relocation assistance offered)
  • Position will offer medical and dental benefits

 

To apply

Please send the following to Julie Vossler-Henderson at jvhenderson@prairiemountainmedia.com 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Links to public social media accounts
  • Links to at least 3 writing samples (links to recent editing samples also are appropriate)
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