The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Cheyenne’s five-day-a-week newspaper, is looking for a detail-oriented journalist with a passion for local news to serve as our assistant managing editor and editor of our monthly business magazine, the Wyoming Business Report.
Are you a detail-oriented, well-organized person who takes pride in catching mistakes before they get into print, as well as helping designers produce visually interesting news packages?
Do you love helping reporters tell impactful stories? Do you enjoy working with photographers and other editors to provide readers with the best news coverage possible?
Are you energized by breaking news stories online, and then working with reporters to provide the deeper, broader context behind the event?
Do you aspire to learn from and later serve as the top editor of a dynamic newsroom team?
If so, we want you to join us in Cheyenne! With more than 150 years of history covering southeast Wyoming, the WTE’s readers depend on us for coverage of city and county government, state government, crime and courts, health care, education, entertainment, sports and much more. A nationally award-winning newspaper with a strong presence online through our website, e-Edition and app, we’re looking for a passionate aspiring newsroom leader to work with our managing editor to take us to the next level.
The ideal candidate is someone who has experience in a variety of aspects of news production, from writing and reporting to copy editing and design, and is willing to dig in and get the job done, whether that’s rewriting a news release or guiding a reporter’s multi-part series to publication. We’re also looking for someone with a drive to be first – but always accurate – online, as well as some experience with social media and website analytics.
Additional duties include: proofing pages as they come back from our design center, coordinating with freelance writers across the state and coordinating content for a variety of special sections throughout the year.
Yes, we work hard at the WTE, and this is one of those positions where there won’t be any grass growing up around your feet. But we also have a lot of fun while we’re doing it!
Essential skills and requirements:
- Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values.
- Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships within the community.
- Experience with community journalism.
- Strong attention to details, including catching errors in copy and on a designed page.
- Flexible schedule, since this is currently a 12-9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday position.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Word is required, along with familiarity with AP style. Photography, social media and content management system experience (we use TownNews BLOX TCMS) are a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent work experience preferred.
For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter and 3-4 references to Managing Editor Brian Martin at email@example.com.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Cheyenne, a growing, dynamic community, boasts a fantastic 45-mile concrete Greenway bike path, as well as beautiful parks, concert venues and local breweries. Residents also enjoy easy access to Denver and the entire Colorado Front Range area. We are located 90 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as skiing, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and other opportunities within a 30-minute drive here in Wyoming.
The fringe benefits include medical (split between employer and employee), dental and vision options (employee paid). There are three company-sponsored benefits, including short-term disability, long-term disability and a term life insurance policy. The company pays for these six major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). In addition, employees accrue 3.33 hours of paid leave per pay period in the first year of employment (80 hours) and increasing to 5.0 hours per pay period (120 hours) after their one-year anniversary of employment. The company has the option of making a discretionary match to the 401K retirement plan after year end.