Part Time Breaking News Reporter

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The Denver Post

Date Posted June 28, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Job Status Part-time



The Denver Post is seeking a part-time breaking news reporter to work at least one weekend shift and an early morning shift. The successful applicant must be able to juggle multiple assignments and make good decisions about what subjects to tackle first. The ability to source and monitor multiple streams of information — from police to competitors — is a must, as is the ability to write quick, clear, accurate and engaging stories and headlines.

What you will do:

  • Develop story ideas in coordination with assignment editor

  • Research, observe surroundings and conduct interviews over the telephone and in person to gather pertinent information for news stories

  • Interact with colleagues in a professional manner

  • Organize information and write an accurate, clear, interesting and grammatically correct story while meeting deadlines

  • Produce stories of varying complexity and form

  • Seek out and report news for immediate publication on the Post’s digital platforms or for print publications

  • Discuss story formulation with editors and edit or rewrite stories, as necessary

  • Use digital tools to report and promote Denver Post material

  • Understand and implement SEO techniques to ensure content reaches largest online audience; stay abreast of latest trends

  • Create and curate content for a dynamic web presence

  • Request appropriate photos and graphics for stories; work closely with visual journalists to provide clear explanations of assignments; shoot photos and videos when necessary and transmit them promptly for digital publication

What you will bring:

  • Reporting, writing and editing skills, including knowledge of AP style

  • Strong news judgment

  • Understanding of SEO and digital production techniques and uses

  • Knowledge of digital storytelling methods

  • Ability to cultivate sources

  • Knowledge of analytics and how to use them in decision making

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field or equivalent experience

  • Basic understanding of standard curation techniques

  • Ability to multi-task and work quickly to meet deadlines

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required


The hourly wage is $20.17 – $35.30. 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, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).


Who we are:


MediaNews Group (MNG) was established in 1985 and has over 4,000 employees nationwide including subsidiaries and other corporate affiliates. There are more than 100 different brands within our portfolio. In addition to our print products, we are a client-centric digital organization that brings scale, precision, and sophistication to digital marketing. Leveraging the belief that people matter as much as technology, our suite of products, including Adtaxi, helps advertisers solve complex marketing challenges with custom, performance-driven solutions.  Readers turn to us for all the news and information that matters to them nationwide. Adtaxi is an exclusive program with the ability to reach 196M or 95% of the U.S. wired population that was established in 2010. Learn more at


Through a rich history of innovation, engagement and results, Denver Post Media continues to offer trusted guidance to our advertising partners across Colorado and beyond. 

With an unmatched portfolio of marketing solutions, we have the resources to offer a full suite of comprehensive, multimedia options all under one roof. In tandem with Adtaxi, we are 2022 Google Premier Partners, Microsoft Advertising Select Partners and Meta Business Partners. 

We are the winners of the 2021 Digital Innovation Award (awarded through the LMC) and 2021 award for Best Use of Programmatic in a Marketing Campaign (awarded through the AdExchanger Awards). Beyond all of that, we’re here to do the right thing for our clients, give back to the community around us and have some fun in the process. 

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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