Media Moves

Steamboat Pilot & Today makes three new hires

June 6, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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Jordan Bastian (Photo: John F. Russell)

The Steamboat Pilot & Today and Craig Press have hired Jordan Bastian into a newly created role as the newspapers’ special sections/magazines and digital engagement editor.

As a freelance and part-time journalist, Bastian’s work has appeared in Irish Sport Horse Magazine, the Local Rag Magazine in New Zealand and Ranch and Resort Realty. In her previous roles, Bastian has tackled everything from feature writing, copywriting and website design to photo-editing and crafting descriptions for luxury property listings.

She has experience at Storm Mountain Ranch in Steamboat, having worked the barn and trails, as well as creating a new gallery page for the ranch’s website. Bastian also made rounds as one of the flag girls for the Steamboat Pro Rodeo series.

Bastian first came to Steamboat in 2019 to work with Storm Mountain Ranch for the summer. Hooked on Steamboat, she returned each summer after that.

“I just found a home in Steamboat that was very unexpected in the rodeo and skiing community,” Bastian said. “I came here for one job for one summer, and I ended up staying for three years now.”

Bastian graduated from Colorado State University in 2021 with a degree in equine sciences and a minor in journalism and communication, and she comes into the new role with the Steamboat Pilot and Craig Press looking to grow their magazines and special sections, as well as continuing to focus on their digital strategies.

In addition to Bastian, the Steamboat Pilot and Craig Press have hired former Steamboat Today Editor Keith Kramer, who led the newspaper from 1989-97. Kramer has come back as a part-time copy editor and reporters coach.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today and Craig Press also recently hired a new copy editor and page designer in Cody Rivera, who joined the team after working for MediaNews Group and Prairie Mountain Media. Rivera has worked on publications including the Denver Post, Boston Herald, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call, the Loveland Reporter-Herald and more.

Rivera is working remotely for the Steamboat Pilot and Craig Press from Longmont, leading the newspapers’ design team and shepherding the newspapers to press each night. He has a degree in journalism with a minor in broadcasting from Western Illinois University.

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