Work for Empowering Colorado

Position:  Editorial Manager 

Term:  Freelance/Part-time, 5-6 hours per week

Location:  Remote 

Pay: $125 per week

Empowering Colorado, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to providing independent, unbiased news coverage of all facets of energy development, is seeking an Editorial Manager to oversee production of news content across Empowering Colorado’s website and bi-monthly Energy Insider newsletter. Editorial Manager is empowered to develop and grow Empowering Colorado’s content offerings as resources become available. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Responsibilities include

  • Managing freelance writers
  • Coordinating story ideas and deadlines
  • Requesting or aggregating art for stories
  • Copy editing and ensuring Empowering Colorado’s news content meets journalistic standards
  • Documenting and updating a house style guide
  • Posting and editing stories on the WordPress-based website
  • Participation in weekly  planning meetings and occasional organizational meetings
  • The Editorial Manager will also have the occasional opportunity to contribute content for Empowering Colorado paid at the freelancer journalist rate

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience editing and writing in a journalistic capacity
  • Familiarity with social media engagement, MailChimp and WordPress
  • Experience growing social media following appreciated
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams appreciated
  • An understanding of current issues related to energy development is appreciated, but not necessary

To apply, send a cover letter and resume in an email with the subject line “Editorial Manager” to

Write for us

Empowering Colorado is always looking for talented freelance writers to contribute to this nonprofit newsroom. Freelance journalists are paid per article.

Please email and include:

  • Your resume
  • A pitch for a story about energy development in Colorado, including two sources you plan to interview