26 Apr News Journalist
We’re Hiring a News Journalist
Outliers Creative, LLC (“Outliers”) exists to inspire, educate, and inform an entire community of passionate and engaged digital readers. Each day, thousands of people read our County 17 and County 3 Community News Streams to know what’s going on in northeastern Wyoming, why it’s important, and why they should care.
Big picture, we average over 22k users per week, 58k per month, and over 650k a year — on a single stream. We also produce two community lifestyle publications, 82717 Life Magazine and 82801 Life Magazine, which work alongside our streams to further our mission to tell the stories of the people, places, and ideas that make the communities of Sheridan and Campbell County, Wyoming, so great.
We have a growing need for professional news journalists for our news streams and monthly print publications. Want to join our team?
The County 17 and County 3 Community News Streams are two of the fastest-growing news outlets in the State of Wyoming. Unlike most traditional news platforms and companies, our content is entirely free to view and engage, which has placed us at the forefront of a fast-paced and ever-evolving industry.
ABOUT THE ROLE
In this full-time position, the successful candidate will generate news leads and story ideas, fact check, write (a lot!), snap pics, post and monitor our stream and its social media outlets. Stories will primarily be focused on community leaders and programs, local business, innovative ideas, etc. The right candidate will be able to distil a topic and accurately relay its key points. He or she will be efficient, excel at time management, and be capable of hitting strict deadlines with a smile. While a journalism and/or photography background is a plus, neither is required.
To accept a position with County 17, the chosen candidate must be living in, or be willing to relocate to, Gillette, Wyoming, to work in our Gillette office. To accept a position with County 3, the chosen candidate must be living in, or be willing to relocate to, Sheridan, Wyoming, to work in our Sheridan office.
We’re looking for the following in our next team player:
- 2+ years journalism experience (or you must be an amazing blogger/storyteller with exemplary writing samples at the ready)
- A passion for journalism, social media, and/or the digital realm
- A bias for results-driven execution
- Ability to produce engaging content and headlines
- Ability to hit ambitious (and sometimes ambiguous) deadlines
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to tell a good story quickly and with the highest quality and integrity, not necessarily the most words
Are you ridiculously good at what you do? If so…you might just fit in here and we invite you to email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates may be asked to provide a list of references and writing samples if selected for an interview. Outliers, a fully-owned subsidiary of The MC Family of Companies, LLC, is an equal opportunity employer.
Questions? Give us a call at (307) 686-5121.