The Gazette in Colorado is looking for talent to hire for a new three-person investigative team. Ideal candidates will have a track record of producing investigative pieces that have provoked change. We want people who can dig like demons but can write like angels and are skilled at making readers feel the impact on real people when wrongdoing and backwards policies go unchecked. One position will be devoted to computer-assisted reporting. If you know pivot tables and can sort data to find the crucial details while also revealing new trends, we want to talk to you. We also want candidates who won’t take no for an answer, the type that have caused spokespeople to hang up in disgust. The Gazette is a family-owned newspaper that is making deep investments in reporting during an era of corporate cutbacks. We are looking to grow our influence and reach throughout Colorado, and the position will be based in Denver. There is a tradition of excellence on which we plan to build. The newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2014 for a series exposing dishonorable discharges of veterans who suffered brain injuries on the battlefield. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy Colorado’s more than 300 days of sunshine each year and the Rocky Mountains, but more importantly there is an interesting mix of news waiting for the right reporters to dig into. Education funding cutbacks have left Colorado with more school districts on four-day weeks than anywhere in the nation. A warming climate has resulted in the proliferation of a beetle that has turned pine forests into tinder for wildfires. Energy firms and housing developers are pushing into the same areas, resulting in one recent instance in the fatal explosion of a home in a suburban subdivision. And, as a bonus, there’s an unmatched level of Western quirkiness in the state, including a festival in one mountain town held in honor of the cryogenically frozen dead body of a man. Call investigative team leader Christopher Osher for more details at 303-257-2601 or email at chris.osher@gazette.com