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The Daily Sentinel seeks a health care reporter

October 16, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Daily Sentinel newspaper in Grand Junction, Colorado, is looking for a motivated health and wellness reporter to cover a variety of issues in the health care industry on Colorado’s Western Slope.

The reporter will be responsible for identifying and pursuing health stories that impact the region.

The work includes:

  • Localizing national trends in the health care industry
  • Financial aspects of local health care providers
  • Features on medical advancements and facilities
  • Stories on wellness and staying healthy.


  • Some of these subjects will be complicated and require thorough and comprehensive research and reporting.
  • The reporting will look at issues around the region and content will be made available to multiple media outlets around the Western Slope.
  • We are looking for a curious reporter who sees journalism as a public service.
  • Candidates also need to come with a track record that shows strong reporting and writing ability.
  • This reporter will stay on top of trends on the health care beat
  • Will develop sources and their own expertise on health-related topics.

This position will report to the editor of The Daily Sentinel but will identify, research, make story pitches, and provide quality content on health care issues.

  • • This is a grant funded position for 12 months with a strong possibility that the grant will be extended. Salary range is $40,000-$45,000.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience reporting and writing for professional news organizations
  • However, recent college graduates with journalism experience will be considered
  • Strong skills, proven news judgment and a strong commitment to journalistic ethics is required.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, references and 4-6 writing samples to Managing Editor Dale Shrull via email at No calls, please.

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