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.

  • Marijuana freelance writer

    We are expanding our marijuana coverage in the Independent and are looking for freelancers to contribute local, regional and state-wide marijuana news and/or all things weed pop culture to our weekly paper as well as quarterly special issues.

    Do you have expertise and interest in either or both? Are you a writer with a clear voice? Is your head bursting with interesting story ideas? Can you meet or beat deadlines? If you can answer yes to all of the above, immediately send a cover letter, resume and relevant clips to No phone calls, please.

  • Editorial Interns

    Now recruiting for Spring/Summer/Fall. We want you, to work with us this spring, summer or fall semester! Join our newsroom and create content for the print issue and our online platforms. Brainstorm, report and write stories in the beats you’re most interested in including 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 writers and editors. 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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