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.

  • PT/FT Advertising Sales Coordinator

    Do you enjoy working with people and aspire to be part of a winning team? If so, we have a great entry level career opportunity for you!

    The ideal candidate will have some administrative experience and thrive in a fast-paced environment. The Ad Sales Coordinator will handle a variety of tasks related to the creation and publication of advertising which include managing run sheets, sending out proofs, processing tear sheets, ad trafficking, meeting deadlines, lending a hand to sales representatives, providing back up support to our front desk and more! We promise you will never be bored.

    This position requires a team player with strong computer skills, organizational abilities, and great phone skills. We’re looking for someone with the desire and ability to pitch in and get the job done — someone who can think on their feet. A good sense of humor is a big help, too!

    If you think you’re up to the challenge, please email a resume to Include a cover letter telling us why you’d be great at this job. No phone calls, please

  • FT Graphic Designer

    Our publishing house is looking for a full time graphic designer to start fall 2017. This will be a split position between the Colorado Springs Business Journal and Colorado Springs Independent. Position includes editorial page layout for one or more of the military papers and a legal publication, as well as creative advertising design and processing camera ready and pick up ads.


    The ideal candidate is someone with a positive attitude, desire to learn and be part of a small, hard-working team, knows the Adobe suite (especially InDesign and Photoshop), and can split their time and talent between editorial and advertising.

    If this describes you, email a cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio to No phone calls, please.

  • FT Advertising Account Executive

    Looking for someone who eats, drinks and breathes the Independent.  Like you can’t go a week without a copy in your hot little hands. You read us on our new web site and we’re one of the icons on your mobile device home screen. You’re an Indy addict.

    You must be a rockin' sales person. Like 2+ years experience selling print, broadcast and/or online advertising or the equivalent badass in a customer service position. As always, you must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, be self-motivated and have boss 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 singing 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 us your resume and the world's best cover letter. Did you also see that we're the #1 HOTTEST housing market in the US right now? Email to get in when it counts. 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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