Editor - Leadville, CO

OMGHired-Colorado   Leadville, CO   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 27, 2024

O’Rourke Media Group is looking for an editor for the Herald Democrat in Leadville, Colorado. We’re seeking someone who is passionate about telling stories that matter to our community — someone who is fair, accurate and ethical. 

O’Rourke Media Group is a rapidly growing company that continues to invest in journalism. You’ll be joining a super-talented team of reporters and editors equally excited to be writing about the people and events that make Colorado a great place to live.

The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news and loves to write about people and their passions for our weekly print product and our growing website. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story. They will be passionate about their own photography. They'll also be passionate about leading a newsroom with a full-time reporter and several correspondents.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree in journalism or a related field;

  • Experience using a content management system, such as Blox;

  • Experience as a reporter covering local news and feature stories with an emphasis on enterprise stories;

  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens;

  • Superior language, writing and editing skills;

  • Some photography experience;

  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights and weekends;

  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure; and

  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you today.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work to: Chad Richardson, Vice President of News

About O’Rourke Media Group

We offer competitive compensation plans and employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision, life insurance benefits, paid time off and our 401(k) savings plan. This is an excellent opportunity for career development and growth within the company.

O’Rourke Media Group is a fast-growing company that owns and operates hyper-local, community newspapers, websites, niche publications and a full-service digital agency. We are family-owned and mission-driven to save newspapers and local media companies by investing in the people, resources and technology needed to thrive for many years to come. We believe that every community can benefit from a well-run, properly resourced, local newspaper and website. Our News teams produce hyper-local, high interest local news and accurate and trustworthy reporting. Our Sales and Digital Fulfillment teams bring omnichannel advertising solutions to local businesses in the communities we serve.

O’Rourke Media Group now operates in nine states and 38 markets with 51 publications and hyper-local websites. We started from ground zero in December 2018, totally bootstrapped, confident and with an entrepreneurial mindset.


717 Harrison Ave
Leadville , CO