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The Aspen Times seeks a news reporter

March 22, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Aspen Times wants you to work with us. We are looking for a general assignment reporter to cover beats that may include law enforcement and criminal courts, K-12 education, government, Aspen Skiing Co. and breaking news.

The ideal candidates will have superior reporting skills and the ability to provide timely explanatory pieces, quick-turn analysis of breaking news and compelling profiles of key people in the news. This job is all about details — plotting coverage, hitting deadlines, doing your homework, crafting stories that avoid the bureaucratize in reporting and driving social media engagement.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Generate 5-8 stories per week.
  • Contribute content to our array of seasonal magazines.
  • Take photos and videos, as well as create and share content on social media.
  • Demonstrate effective use of social media tools to source stories and drive traffic to our digital and print products.
  • Work well with community leaders/figures and the newsroom staff.
  • Be flexible in a changing, fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of digital analytics and how to use them in decision making.
  • Ensure accuracy, fairness and correct spelling in all reporting duties.
  • Follow direction and vision of The Aspen Times editor.
  • Make assigned deadlines without exception.
  • Fill in for reporting vacancies as needed.
  • Be ethical within the guidelines set by the editor.
  • Be a team player and help where needed.


  • Journalism or communications degree
  • 2-4 years of reporting experience
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Availability to work some nights and will include a weekend shift (Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday -Saturday schedule)
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Must have a current driver’s license, or the ability to get one, and transportation.

Salary range: $48,000 to $50,000 (based on experience)

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