Westword is seeking a hardworking journalist to serve as our cannabis coordinator. The ideal applicant for this full-time, salaried position will be a skilled writer and reporter who can find interesting stories about the burgeoning marijuana industry and culture in Colorado, and who can recruit and develop freelance writers to assist with that coverage on westword.com.
The applicant should have a thorough understanding of the cannabis business and the politics and social trends that surround it, along with excellent news judgment and editing skills. The job also includes building Westword’s weekly pot e-mail newsletter and maintaining our online dispensary listings.
Please e-mail a short cover letter, your résumé, three story ideas and links to published articles to email@example.com.
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