The Wyoming Tribune Eagle is looking for a dynamic, career-oriented Local Government/Business Reporter to join our award-winning news team.
Located in the state capital of Cheyenne, the Tribune Eagle and its website, WyomingNews.com, provide daily news coverage of the southeast corner of the state. This beat includes coverage of the Cheyenne City Council, Laramie County Board of Commissioners and several local county board and commissions, as well as local business and economic development news.
The ideal candidate will have a background or strong interest in covering local politics and/or business news, and a willingness to pitch in and cover stories from other beats as they cross over. The ideal candidate will also have a hunger to tell large-scale stories that include visual and digital components, as well as personal stories.
The successful candidate must be flexible, a self-starter, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to perform under the pressure of a deadline, and able to multitask. This position will require a minimum of five articles per week for a daily publication, and occasional regional articles that encompass a larger county area to be published.
Candidates for this position should have strong writing, interviewing and interpersonal skills as well as organizational skills, and exhibit tenacity for reporting community news.
Essential skills and requirements:
- Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values.
- Take effective notes and be able to draft an organized news article from them.
- Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with sources in the community.
- Experience with local government or business reporting.
- Experience with community journalism.
- Comfortable writing quickly and consistently in AP style.
- Strong eye for details.
Desired skills and experience:
- Experience writing enterprise and long-form content, as well as telling personal stories.
- Experience covering news on social media platforms.
- Some experience with photography, video and/or design preferred, but not required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Word is required. Familiarity with AP Style is strongly preferred. Photography, social media and content management system experience is a plus.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter, and 3-4 examples of your writing to: Managing Editor Brian Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 both Denver and 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.