Job Openings 

The Colorado Springs Independent, the largest locally owned newspaper and media company serving the Pikes Peak region, is the "alternative voice" providing in-depth news and cultural reporting desperately needed in our heavily evangelical, military and Republican region.

  • Editor  

    We are looking for a talented, progressive, creative, and experienced Editor with big ideas and boundless energy who wants to help take our beloved weekly newspaper and website to the next level.

    Our ideal candidate is a passionate, organized, professional writer/editor with at least three years experience managing a deadline-driven investigative news and/or arts & culture publication and who is able to inspire our creative team to effectively execute their vision.

    If you know and love our community and the alt-weekly industry, have a commitment to affecting social change and a have a proven track record of meeting deadlines, we want to hear from you!

    Think you can lead our award-winning staff, motivate young writers and enthrall our readers? Send a cover letter, resume, your Twitter handle and three writing samples that show your best work to No phone calls, please.

    Competitive compensation and benefits.

  • FT Advertising Account Executive

    The Indy wants you—to sell advertising (print and online).

    Looking for someone who eats, drinks and breathes the Independent. Like you can’t go a week without a copy of it in your hot little hands. You’ve downloaded our iPad version, you read us on the web, you have the IndyScene app… you are an Indy addict.

    Then you must be a rockin’ sales person. Like 2+ years experience selling print, broadcast and/or online advertising. As always you must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, be self-motivated and have bad-ass communication skills.

    Your job, should you choose to accept it (and us you) is to service and grow existing customers as well as finding and signing new advertisers. New business development is a KEY FUNCTION of this position. You should also have a vehicle that will get you where you need to go.

    Did we describe you? Send your resume and the world’s best cover letter to No phone calls, please.

  • FT Sales Manager, Colorado Publishing House

    What does your dream job look like? If you are up to the challenge of overseeing 11 talented sales executives at our three newspaper companies that publish 7 newsweeklies and companion web sites reaching 40% of the adults in the beautiful and fast growing Pikes Peak market, read on.

    Our passion is to continuously envision new ways to inform and connect readers around our community—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from the Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Business Journal, the Daily Transcript, and the Pikes Peak Bulletin to our multiple digital and new media platforms. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering great journalism and community experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting opportunities.

    We need an inspiring, systematic, experienced hands-on leader to oversee all revenue generation at our network of seven successful privately owned regional publications and companion websites that regularly reach 200,000+ local adults. You’ll report directly to the Publishers as part of our senior management team.

    Compensation will include a competitive base salary, performance bonuses and a comprehensive benefits program. If you want to hear more, please e-mail a cover letter and resume immediately to No phone calls, please. Rolling Applications accepted until position filled.

  • Digital Media/Marketing Interns

    Now recruiting for Spring/Fall. Collaborate with theIndy’s Director of Marketing and Promotions to support the organization’s marketing strategy. Learn how to craft and evaluate social media campaigns. Capture compelling stories through strong writing, stunning images, and sensational video. Coordinate video schedule and production; provide blogging/social media support. This internship is a part-time position for academic credit. 2-3 days (15-20 hours a week) Job requirements: Ability to learn and use new technology, Interest in social media, Video or digital content editing skills, Marketing, or Digital Media background strongly preferred. Benefits: Free admission to Indy events, schwag, Telecommuting is OK unless onsite video, interviewing, or meeting is required. Please send resumes to

  • Editorial Interns

    Now recruiting for Spring/Fall. We want you, to work with us spring or fall semester! Join our newsroom and create content for the print issue and our online sites. Brainstorm, report and write stories in the beats you’re most interested in — News, Arts & Culture and more. Get constructive feedback and hone your writing skills in our laid-back but professional work environment, where you’ll learn from our award-winning editorial staff and designers. Come away with clips for your resume, real-world industry experience, a the start of a great professional network — even a free lunch or two.

    This internship is an un-paid, part-time position with academic credit available. 2-3 days (15 to 20 hours per week) with a considerable amount of flexibility.

    Interest in journalism is essential; prior experience is preferred, but not required. Send up to three writing samples and a resume to No phone calls, please.

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