The Breaking News reporter will be a key member of the Denver Gazette team and will provide content in the form of breaking new for the website and our daily digital newspaper, as well as coverage of Denver and suburban city government.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for covering breaking news stories in metro Denver, such as crime, fire and other events.
- Responsible for breaking news for digital and e-edition platforms.
- As assigned, responsible for reporting on city council meetings and other government meetings, elections, housing, transportation and traffic, education and workforce issues and other news.
- Collaborate and maintain strong working relationships with other Denver Gazette staff to ensure growth of audiences and to increase reader loyalty and improve engagement.
- Convey news and tell stories using multiple tools, including writing social media, photos and video.
- Develop a wide range of political sources in metro Denver.
- Compile appealing slideshows and listicles to engage readers.
- Write offbeat short stories.
- Develop and maintain good relations with the local community.
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Minimum Education & Work Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or mass communications.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately noisy.
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