Reporter - Pagosa Springs, CO

OMGHired-Colorado   Pagosa Springs, CO   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 20, 2024

O’Rourke Media Group is searching for a talented reporter to fill a full-time position in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, at The Pagosa Springs SUN.

Our journalists are driven to find stories that matter to our community and are dedicated to fairness, accuracy, and ethics. The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news but also loves to write about people and their passions. They know that a good interview is often a good conversation and know when to ask the tough questions, but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree or diploma in journalism, or a related field;
  • At least 1-3 years of experience as a reporter with experience covering hard news and feature stories or experience at a college newspaper;
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens;
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills;
  • Strong photography skills;
  • 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;
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle;
  • Willingness to live in or near Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please send your resume, letter of interest and relevant samples of your work to Chad Richardson, Vice President of News.

Company Benefits

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.