Jobs at the Colorado Independent

Associate Editor
at The Colorado Independent
Greater Denver

The Colorado Independent is a two-year-old statewide outlet run by veteran journalists that features news, investigation and analysis. We are working to create the best resource for the smartest news consumers in Colorado, readers who want coverage of stories that matter and that tells them with style. We need a talented word and Web person to join our small staff to help us write and package multimedia stories and to manage social media and general work flow. It is a challenging position with great opportunity to influence the site and to gain wide experience in the evolving new-media-news field.

The job:

— Copyedit, proof, package and post stories that match and further the tone of the site

— Write short pieces on the news cycle

— Manage social media to promote site stories

— Always be thinking about how to help shape stories to best serve digital-age news readers by producing stories that pop on the Web and travel well

— Produce video reporting pieces

— Help plan Colorado Independent newsmaker events

— Work with staff writers and freelancers to maintain weekly/monthly edit calendar

— Features competitive salary

The best candidate is:

— A sharp writer and grammar ace

— A lover of journalism and voracious news consumer

— A happy multi-tasker

— An internet native who devours the Web and thinks about digital culture and production

— A person open to experimenting with editorial workflow and story formats

Interested candidates please send a resume, a cover letter, and relevant links of work samples to

The Colorado Independent is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a safe, inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds.

The Colorado Independent is a statewide online news source operating in a time when spin is plentiful, but factual, fair and unflinching news in the public interest is all too rare. Our award-winning team of veteran investigative and explanatory reporters and news columnists aims to amplify the voices of Coloradans whose stories are unheard, shine light on the relationships between people, power and policy, and hold public officials to account. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home.