The Colorado Sun

Rural/Economic Reporter
The Colorado Sun views the economic recovery as a critical coverage area and is particularly interested in how rural areas of the state rebound from pandemic-related pressures as well as shifts from extractive industries including oil and gas development. This reporter should understand state and local government policies, and have the ability to use people-centered reporting to tell the stories of what is -- or is not -- working. This reporter will focus on rural parts of the state and have free range to write about agriculture and the environment, manufacturing, the oil and gas industry and tourism. We need an ambitious reporter who thrives on a diverse story list.

Duties: Reporters are expected to produce one to two enterprise pieces per week plus be chipping away at bigger projects. All of our reporters are expected to help on other beats as needed, which requires paying attention to all of the content we produce. 

The best candidates will also be comfortable recording brief spots for podcasts and public radio appearances, speaking in front of groups, and snapping their own photos as needed. This reporter also will be expected to contribute to The Outsider, our weekly newsletter about outdoor adventure and business.

Reporters should also have an interest in alternative story forms and be willing to experiment with different ways to tell a story in order to best connect with online readers.
4 February 2021