Landmark Community Newspapers
  • MetroWest Newspapers
  • Brighton, CO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


Reporter
Brighton Standard Blade, Fort Lupton Press & Commerce City Sentinel
Brighton, Colorado

MetroWest Newspapers, a group of three LCNI community newspapers headquartered in Brighton, Colorado, is seeking a versatile reporter and photographer. We are looking for an energetic reporter experienced in government reporting, features and breaking news. Responsibilities include generating seven to 10 stories a week in a competitive news environment, updating our websites and posting information to social media, and generating photos and graphics. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.  Look for us online at thebrightonblade.com, ftluptonpress.com  and commercecitysentinel.com.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
  • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills, as well as fluency in AP style
  • Competency in photography, Photoshop, InDesign and social media skills a plus
  • Good organization and time management skills self-starters are preferred
  • Must have a vehicle to travel to assignments and a valid driver's license
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to cover events

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Write news and features as assigned
  • Take photographs as assigned and use Photoshop
  • Develop/write features for special publications
  • Use computers to generate stories that include correct spelling, grammar and AP style
  • Ask questions and formulate information into stories
  • Work with your colleagues as a team
  • Build on existing network of contacts and sources for the beat
  • Prepare information for the websites and for social media
  • Assist with any assigned task, which may include duties in other departments
  • Be honest and professional in performance both at the office and outside the office

WORK SCHEDULE:

Hourly 40 hours a week, with some evening and weekend work required.

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