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The Gazette seeks a legislative reporter

October 9, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

A key member of the Colorado Politics team, the Colorado Politics reporter provides content in the form of breaking news, daily news, as well as investigative and enterprise stories for our weekly magazine. The reporter also produces stories for political tipsheets.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write daily and weekly stories for, Colorado Politics magazine and political tipsheets.
  • Report on breaking political news.
  • Write cover and inside stories for Colorado Politics magazine.
  • Cover elections at the municipal, legislative, statewide and congressional levels.
  • Write about environment, housing, transportation, education, economy, state budget, workforce development and other topics.
  • Write about the governor’s office and state agencies.
  • Develop a wide range of political sources at the state Capitol.
  • Collaborate and maintain strong working relationships with other Colorado Politics staff, as well with The Denver Gazette and Colorado Springs Gazette.
  • Develop and maintain good relations with the local community.

Other Duties:

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
  • 3-5 years’ experience as a multimedia journalist, preferably covering city or state government, or state legislature

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be quick to see potential story ideas in trending topics or spinning off from news of the moment.
  • Strong news judgment.
  • Desire to be in the middle of everything happening in the Denver political arena.
  • Must be self-starter with strong time management skills.
  • Reputation for accuracy and the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends at times to cover breaking news.

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