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Summary:
The Greeley Tribune newspaper is looking for an experienced journalist to serve as government reporter. This reporter will cover Greeley city government; Weld County government; and Windsor and Johnstown town governments; in addition to general assignments and occasional reporting on state and federal government issues that are most important to Weld County.
This reporter must live in the Greeley area or be willing to relocate without relocation assistance. This is primarily a remote position, but this reporter will be expected to work from the office at least once a week.
What you will do:

  • Be a strong storyteller who can quickly grasp the meaning of government jargon and the importance of a council decision or a discussion on the dais
  • Write accurate, easy-to-understand news articles with the public's interest in mind on deadline
  • Write daily stories on the workings of area governments and produce enterprise stories under the direction of the editor
  • Cultivate a strong audience, both online and in the community, as the go-to person for news about area governments
  • develop a social media presence while bringing fresh ideas to the Greeley Tribune and its sister newspapers


What you will bring:

  • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a reporter, with experience relevant to this job
  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure
  • Understanding of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print
  • Readiness to hit the ground running, and to contribute to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration
  • Ability to juggle reporting multiple stories at once
  • Excellent news judgment and an understanding of local politics and breaking news
  • Energy, initiative and time-management skills to dig deep when impactful enterprise opportunities emerge
  • Flexible to work weekends and holidays, as well as odd hours if necessary/news requires (City Council meets on Tuesday evenings)
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required


The hourly wage is $18.00 per hour. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition program, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).
Who we are:
Prairie Mountain Media is a publishing company with a multimedia portfolio of print, niche and digital products. We house an extensive, integrated network of trusted local brands that deliver exclusive local news and attract local audiences throughout the state of Colorado, including the Akron, Boulder, Broomfield, Brush, Cañon City/Royal Gorge Region, Colorado Springs, Erie, Estes Park, Fort Morgan, Julesburg, Lafayette, Lamar, Longmont, Louisville, Loveland, Pueblo, Sterling and Superior markets.
Our 15 newspaper brands have served their respective communities for more than 100 years. They deliver more than 1.26 million print and 12 million digital impressions every month and show proven results for advertisers large and small. We can extend your reach near and far with our sizable network of websites and partnerships with national powerhouses Digital First Media and Adtaxi. Our full range of digital advertising solutions also includes social, e-mail, search engine marketing and search engine optimization along with geo and behavioral targeting and re-targeting platforms.
Prairie Mountain Media delivers the best of Colorado, serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. Our award-winning coverage and numerous content delivery options endear us to an ever-growing number of readers. Our in-demand multimedia products and personalized marketing services form a powerful communications tool for our clients.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
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Location

Our corporate office in Denver is located right off of I25 and 58th Street with ample free parking. We have offices and locations nationwide.

What are MediaNews Group Perks + Benefits

MediaNews Group Benefits Overview

100% remote work! If we have an office near you and you want to go to an office, you can but we won’t make you! Only our Production & Circulation staff have to be in the office.
Leave the suit and tie at home; our dress code is casual.
Employee Benefit options include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, employee assistance program, health savings account, FSA and wellness resources/support.
Time Off and all major holidays paid.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
MediaNews Group participates in local volunteer activities such as Project Angel Heart, Food Bank of the Rockets and more!
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Hybrid work model
Remote work program
The majority of MediaNews Group's positions are fully remote! Some roles to require client visits (sales roles) or the occasional in person meeting.
Diversity
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Our recruiting team works tirelessly to identify diverse candidates for every role and partner with various diversity job boards.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
MediaNews Group offers disability insurance to help with unexpected circumstances and employees have the option to purchase extra coverage.
Dental insurance
MediaNews Group offers various plans from Delta Dental to choose from to fit your needs.
Vision insurance
MediaNews Group offers VSP
Health insurance
MediaNews Group offers various plans to choose from to fit your needs!
Life insurance
Wellness programs
If you live in Denver, HQ offers two state of the art gyms for you to use for free! Our Employee Assistance Program can also help you meet your health and wellness goals.
Mental health benefits
MediaNews Group wants to ensure our employees are taken care of an have the resources they need through our Employee Assistance Program.
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
MediaNews Group's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and other funds to choose from.
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Onsite office parking
If you need to go to the office for a meeting, rest assured, we have you covered with free parking.
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We want you to succeed in your new role so we assign you a Peer Mentor to guide you during your first few months.

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