Denverite is hiring a temporary reporter!

Hawa Haji speaks to a reporter outside her home in Habitat for Humanity's Sheridan Square neighborhood, June 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hawa Haji speaks to a reporter outside her home in Habitat for Humanity's Sheridan Square neighborhood, June 26, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite is hiring a reporter with a fast-paced news metabolism to help cover our rapidly changing city.

The position is on a temporary basis — three days a week potentially through the end of 2019.

What are the responsibilities?

The reporter will be responsible for neighborhood-, city- and metro-level stories that matter to Denver. Some Denverite stories come from city council agendas and documents, some come from neighborhood meetings and some come from the observations and lived experiences of people in and around the city. The reporter will need to be able to generate all three types of stories, and produce at a high rate — think city desk at a mid-sized newspaper.

The beat is general assignment-ish. The editor will assign the reporter stories, but the reporter is also expected to find and pitch their own ideas.

The abilities to plan ahead and to work quickly are critical.

Denverite reporter Esteban L. Hernandez in the newsroom. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite reporter Esteban L. Hernandez in the newsroom. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Who are you hiring?

The ideal candidate will:

  • have experience in local news
  • live in or near Denver — this is not a full-time, permanent position and we also need the reporter to start very soon
  • have strong attention to detail
  • generate great story ideas in the focus topics that speak to varied, real, human experiences of living in Denver
  • find room for voice and humor in their work
  • provide a perspective not currently well represented in the Denverite newsroom
  • dive into group reporting projects
  • engage with readers and represent Denverite in the community
  • commit to earning and maintaining a loyal, trusting audience

Bonus: Be able to conduct interviews in Spanish.

We strive to build an exciting, inclusive, diverse, nimble and rewarding workplace. We started from zero just over three years ago, and this is an opportunity to be part of a newsroom shaping the future of local journalism.

Denverite assistant editor Ashley Dean speaks on a Denver Startup Week panel near The Commons on Champa, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite assistant editor Ashley Dean speaks on a Denver Startup Week panel near The Commons on Champa, Sept. 26, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

How are you hiring?

Please send an email to ashley@denverite.com with “Reporter application” in the subject line.

Just put your cover letter — nothing stilted and overly professional, please use a casual, comfortable voice — in the body of the email. Include links to some of the work you’re proudest of, placing an emphasis on variety. Also include links to social media accounts where you’re publicly active. And, of course, attach a resume.

Again, we are looking to hire someone very soon.

What’s Denverite?

Denverite is for the curious and concerned in our ever-changing city. We’ve got reporting from the Capitol and from City Hall, eyes on new development in Denver neighborhoods, guides to weekend fun and much more. We hold live events that help inform, engage or entertain our audience. And we send out a morning email — you should read several of these before you apply — designed to help people understand their city and find the best journalism, whether it’s ours or not, in just a few minutes each day. This is who we are.

Colorado Public Radio, Denverite’s parent company, is an equal opportunity employer.

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