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Payne Institute Environmental Journalist (Temporary)

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Temporary
Location: Golden
Categories: Other, Academic Affairs, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Position Title: Payne Institute Environmental Journalist (Temporary)
Pay Range:

$15 - $25 hourly

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Job Description:

This is a freelance writing position, but the candidate is a member of our team. Our team members are committed to their craft, able to work independently and be a part of something bigger than themselves. 

The writing will go to several multi-platform media products. We want someone who can be very productive and deliver in short timeframes mostly short essays, op-ed, and newspaper-ready pieces for world-class venues like the NYT, WaPo, FT, and similar.

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Major Duties & Responsibilities Include:

Researching background information for accurate story representation.

Working closely with Payne Institute staff/researchers to produce timely articles and social media posts.

Creating stories/articles while adhering to writing guidelines.

Meet all deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications:

A complete understanding of how business and government agencies work, and how that work impacts Colorado, US and Global energy/environment issues.

The successful candidate will be savvy in social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and know how to disseminate their work effectively and in a timely way.

Two years professional or technical writing experience

The ideal candidate will possess a degree in journalism, communication or English, or possess equivalent experience; recent and upcoming college graduates are encouraged to apply.

A strong knowledge of AP style, basic photography and social media skills is required.

Key Competencies included excellent communications, interviewing and organizational skills.



Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Total Rewards: Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  The state of Colorado portfolio of benefits to classified employees includes medical, dental, disability insurance, life insurance, health savings account, flexible spending accounts, discount programs, and retirement savings plans.  Additionally, Classified employees at Mines are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), paid holidays and vacation/sick leave.  For additional plan details, please visit the State of Colorado Employee Benefits page.
Background Investigation Required: Yes
Drug Screening Required: No
Physical Demands Screening Required: No

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