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Ballantine Communication Inc. seeks a sports reporter

August 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The family-owned Durango Herald seeks an editor/reporter to redefine coverage of sports in Southwest Colorado.

The successful candidate will recruit and manage freelance writers and report the main sporting events in a Rocky Mountain town where cycling, skiing and college athletics complement a small but competitive high school sports scene. Ba

Experienced reporters are preferred, but recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Report the main sporting events: cycling, skiing, college and high school athletics
  • Develop a beat and generate features and human-interest stories
  • Recruit and manage freelance writers
  • Assist freelance reporters at The Journal in Cortez, 50 miles away
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field
  • Previous journalism experience is preferred, but recent college graduates will be considered
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of AP style writing
  • Hands-on use of InDesign is a plus
  • Multimedia/social media knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of photography when staff photographer is not available
  • Broadly applied software including Google products, and photography skills (video skills preferred but not required)
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

Please include five (5) samples of your work.

Pay:  $35,000 – $45,000 depending on experience

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