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APG seeks a reporter, Laramie Boomerang

September 29, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Laramie Boomerang is looking for a dynamic, career-oriented General Assignment News Reporter to join our award-winning news team.

Job Summary

The Boomerang, our website (, and both our native and e-Edition apps provide daily news coverage for Albany County and city of Laramie within the southeast corner of the state. This is our premier news position, which will include coverage of: University of Wyoming academics; WyoTech automotive/diesel technical college; Albany County School District 1; local county and city government, including various committees; and courts and crime.

The ideal candidate will have a background in covering education, local politics, crime and a willingness to pitch in and cover stories from other beats as they cross over. They also need to have a hunger to tell large-scale investigative stories that include visual and digital components, as well as personal, community feature stories.

Job Functions

The successful candidate must be flexible, a self-starter, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to perform under the pressure of a deadline, and able to multitask. This position will require a minimum of five articles per week for a daily publication, and occasional regional articles that encompass a larger county area.

Candidates for this position should have strong writing, interviewing and interpersonal skills, as well as strong organizational skills, and exhibit tenacity for reporting community news.


Essential skills and requirements:

  • Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values.
  • Take effective notes and be able to draft an organized news article from them.
  • Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with sources in the community.
  • Experience with local or state government reporting.
  • Experience with community journalism.
  • Comfortable writing quickly and consistently in AP style.
  • Strong eye for details.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Experience writing enterprise and long-form content, as well as telling personal stories.
  • Experience covering news on social media platforms.
  • Some experience with photography, video and/or design preferred, but not required.

Technology Skills: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Word is required.
  • Familiarity with AP style is strongly preferred.
  • Photography, social media and BLOX content management system experience is a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter, and 3-4 examples of your writing to: Managing Editor David Watson at

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