The Colorado Sun

General Assignment Reporter
This job is for a person who loves the rush of covering news and is ready to pounce on the top story of the day. But it’s more than just a breaking news job. This position is considered crucial in our newsroom because it sets the stage for future reporting by The Colorado Sun.

While we don’t typically cover fatal car wrecks or deadly shootings, we do cover the trends surrounding them, so it will be necessary to build strong law enforcement and justice sources. We are aggressive and will jump on a big story when we see an opportunity to help readers better understand Colorado. 

We’re also seeking someone with an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re a journalism start-up with lots of room to try new things or look at the job with a new perspective. So come equipped with ideas about how to make this the newsroom of your dreams.

Duties: As a general assignment reporter, you’ll likely write multiple quick-hit stories per week as well as work on longer-term enterprise pieces. In general, Sun reporters typically produce one to two enterprise pieces per week as they chip 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 reporter also should be comfortable recording brief spots for podcasts and public radio appearances, speaking in front of groups, and snapping their own photos as needed. 

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