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Senior Account Executive 

The Colorado Sun is expanding our sales team and is seeking a full-time, experienced advertising salesperson to grow the Colorado market and support our growing public benefit corporation. We are an award-winning news outlet that covers the entire state, producing nonpartisan, independent news with no paywall.

The Senior Account Executive will be responsible for selling sponsorships to Sun public events, both virtual and in-person, Sun podcasts and other digital platforms. The account executive will also conceive of and execute digital advertising options and maintain relationships with clients while representing the brand at networking events.

Qualifications

  • 3 years of media sales experience
  • Familiar with digital sales and CRM tools, such as Newspaper Manager
  • Commitment to representing our public benefit corporation’s mission
  • Interest in developing relationships with clients and selling in a consultative manner
  • Entrepreneurial, creative salesperson who works well independently yet as part of a team
  • Goal-oriented to achieve monthly and annual revenue goals
  • Must enjoy juggling multiple clients and projects simultaneously

The ideal candidate is someone who enjoys cold calling, prospecting, helping clients achieve their goals, someone who thrives in a startup/growing environment, someone who works hard at reaching their revenue goals and someone who is highly organized.  

This person will contribute not only to the revenue goals of the company, but also share their ideas about growth in membership, events and marketing. The sales executive is also responsible for representing The Colorado Sun at various business and networking events, working at a Sun booth/table at conferences, facilitating trade relationships where necessary and helping to develop sales materials.  

Apply at jobs@coloradosun.com.

Benefits and Compensation

Annual base salary range of $50,000 – $60,000, depending on experience, plus commission. The Colorado Sun offers health, vision and dental insurance to its employees, as well as a 401(k) plan after one year of employment.

About The Sun

The Colorado Sun is a well-capitalized, award-winning, online news organization created and owned by some of the state’s most experienced journalists. It produces agenda-setting local journalism that highlights the people, places and issues that make Colorado a great place to live, work and play.

The Sun is a public benefit corporation and an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a newsroom that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applicants from all life experiences and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ people. All qualified candidates will be considered, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, religion, political affiliation or veteran status.


General Assignment Reporter

Job overview: The Colorado Sun is committed to covering the entire state and is seeking an ambitious reporter who thrives on a diverse story list and is able to use people-centered reporting to inform storytelling. The ideal candidate will be a quick study and able to accept assignments from editors while also identifying and pursuing stories on their own. 

Duties: Reporters are expected to produce one to two enterprise pieces per week plus be chipping away at bigger projects. Everyone at The Sun may be called on in a breaking news situation. All of our reporters are expected to help on other beats as needed, which requires paying attention to all of the content we produce. 

The best candidates will also be comfortable recording brief spots for podcasts and public radio appearances, speaking in front of groups, and snapping their own photos as needed. This reporter also will be expected to contribute to The Outsider, our weekly newsletter about outdoor adventure and business, and our magazine-style Colorado Sunday newsletter.

Reporters should also have an interest in alternative story forms and be willing to experiment with different ways to tell a story in order to best connect with online readers.

Skills and Qualifications: The ability to report thoroughly and write well are paramount. The ideal candidate will be someone with 3 to 5 years of post-college experience who is able to work independently, but is also comfortable working with other reporters on projects. 

This person should be a self-starter who knows when to jump on a story and file quickly and when to step back and explain what it all means — and the ability to do both with accuracy and style. Applicants should have cultivated a professional social media presence. Familiarity with basic office programs, including Gmail, Google Docs, WordPress and Slack, is necessary. Confidence in photography, audio recording and editing, videography, data analysis and visualization are all plusses, as is the ability to interview in Spanish or another language useful in reporting stories in Colorado.

Location: This job is located in Colorado. Willingness to travel within the state is required. 

Salary: $60,000 to $80,000, depending on experience, plus benefits including access to 401(k), medical, dental and vision insurance.

References: Please provide current and former newsroom references.

Apply: Send cover letter, story links and resume to jobs@coloradosun.com

The Colorado Sun is an award-winning, online news organization created and owned by some of the state’s most experienced journalists. It produces agenda-setting local journalism that highlights the people, places and issues that make Colorado a great place to live, work and play.

The Sun is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.