Rio Grande Sun Seeks City Reporter

The Rio Grande Sun, a 10,000 paid circulation weekly newspaper in Northern New Mexico, seeks an energetic city reporter who shudders at meetings but will look behind the curtain. In March 2014 one city council race was decided by a coin toss. One of the contestants was charged with child abuse one week earlier. In December another city councilor resigned because he was facing assault and battery charges after pistol whipping a man, then shooting at his departing vehicle. We’re looking for someone to bring strong reporting and writing skills, work ethic and flawless AP Style.

For more information and to apply see the listing at

Santa Fe New Mexican Seeks Multimedia Producer

The Santa Fe New Mexican seeks an versatile, motivated multimedia producer to join its digital team in the oldest capital city in the United States.

You’ll create exciting video, audio, photographic and data-visualization features that exemplify this unique region. We place a high premium on audience interaction, so be prepared to work on projects that include contests, quizzes and listicles in addition to social media outreach efforts.

Santa Fe is no ordinary small city— it’s an arts, politics and tourism hotspot that offers an incredible social and cultural scene for the right candidate. The newsroom is abuzz with the type of complex and engaging issues that many think only happen in the nation’s largest metros.

To see the full description, check out the listing at

AP Seeks Statehouse Reporter

The Associated Press seeks a Newsperson/Statehouse Reporter in Santa Fe,  New Mexico.

Reporting to the Southwest news editor and New Mexico supervisory correspondent, the Santa Fe-based statehouse reporter covers the state Legislature, government and politics in New Mexico, as well as the state’s congressional delegation. Other responsibilities include coverage of breaking news and enterprise in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. The reporter sets the tone for aggressive spot news and enterprise coverage, putting a premium on accountability and investigative reporting for a state, national and global audience.

For more information and to apply check out the listing at

Albuquerque Business First Seeks Reporter

Albuquerque Business First is looking for an ambitious and social-media savvy reporter who will thrive in our breaking news culture. That person will join an award-winning staff that’s constantly experimenting with new ways to engage readers. He or she will cover our Bizventures beat, encompassing startups, innovation, economic development and more. This is an opportunity to cover the local effort to grow and retain companies, create new industries in central New Mexico and make Albuquerque a center of entrepreneurship.

This person must be able to quickly establish themselves as a go-to source for business news on their assigned beats, own those beats and become an expert in them. They must own their audience, by every measure. They’ll marry traditional reporting techniques with digital and social media newsgathering and publishing. They’ll contribute multiple daily stories on their beat and long-form pieces for the weekly edition. They’ll have an unparalleled ability to identify companies and business leaders who are or will become newsmakers.

For more information, see the full listing at


IPRA Friday—Aug. 28

We’ll be talking with reporter Joey Peters, who broke the story that former APS Deputy Superintendent Jason Martinez is facing charges of sexual assault on children.

Arrest warrant out for former APS deputy chief

Suit: Gov, PED secretary influenced APS deputy superintendent hire

Former APS deputy superintendent also faces domestic abuse charges

APS deputy superintendent who resigned is facing trial for sexual assault of a child

We’ll also talk about IPRA experiences, records-based story ideas and holding agencies accountable for providing information required under the law.

The second meeting of our free, monthly hangout happens on Friday, Aug. 28, and it’s open to all of New Mexico’s journalists (not just SPJ members).

IPRA Friday 2—Aug. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Albuquerque Press Club (201 Highland Park Cir SE, 87102)

Las Cruces Bulletin Seeks Freelance Writers and Photographers

The Las Cruces Bulletin is seeking creative, hardworking journalists to write articles and take photographs on a freelance basis, possibly developing into part- or full-time employment, as there are a couple of positions available.

Please send resume and cover letter to Richard Coltharp, publisher, Or hand-deliver to the Las Cruces Bulletin, 840 N. Telshor Blvd., Suite E. The Las Cruces Bulletin is an equal opportunity employer.

KOAT Hiring General Assignment Reporter

KOAT, New Mexico’s News Leader, is looking for a general assignment reporter.  Successful candidate should have proven breaking news experience and be a strong story-teller as a reporter. Successful candidate will have a minimum of 2 years reporting experience.

Job Responsibilities   

  • Enterprise and produce general assignment and investigative stories.
  • Produce content for the digital platforms
  • Develop sources and contacts in the community.

Required Skills

  • Excellent writing and communication skills required
  • Must be a self-starter and willing to work long hours and flexible schedule including varied shifts – holidays and weekends included.
  • Drive station vehicles (Motor Vehicle Record Check required).
  • Work long hours and overtime, particularly during breaking news.
  • Deal with the stresses and pressures of time-sensitive newscast production.

Find out more and apply at

Artesia Daily Press Hiring Reporter/Photographer

The Artesia Daily Press, a five-day daily in southeast New Mexico, has an opening for a full-time reporter/photographer. We are seeking a talented writer who will be covering local crime/court and city government. And produce news stories that are informative and relevant to our readers. Strong writing and language skills are desired, along with good knowledge of AP style.

Experience in page layout with Quark Xpress is preferred but not required.

A journalism degree and one year of reporting experience is preferred, but new graduates are encouraged to apply. Please include salary requirements.

For more information, check out

Email your resume to the following addresses – – or mail to publisher Danny Scott, PO Box 190, Artesia, NM, 88211-0190.

Rio Grande SUN Seeks Education Reporter

The Rio Grande SUN, a 10,000 paid circulation weekly in Northern New Mexico, seeks a strong news writer with investigative tenacity to fill an education reporter position, according to

The successful candidate must share our news philosophy of going after news stories relentlessly and telling the whole story. The right person will cover the Española school district, a small college and, to a lesser degree, two charter schools. We need someone who understands open records pursuits, can network inside government offices and organize coverage.

The right candidate must have top-notch organizational skills, be able to cover the basic beat but also understand and report on how politics affect handling of an education institution’s business. Supportive management if you like the style of newspapering we do.

Competetive salary, vacation, sick, health, profit sharing. Send resume to News Editor Jennifer Garcia at