Big Timber Pioneer: Reporter

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The Big Timber Pioneer, a family-owned weekly newspaper surrounded by mountains and blue-ribbon trout streams, has an opening for a reporter. 

We are looking for someone with previous reporting experience, although recent college graduates will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a passion for reading newspapers, writing and taking photographs. A working knowledge of InDesign is a plus.

Big Timber is a small town of 1,700 located in the shadow of the Crazy Mountains, adjacent to the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers. Sweet Grass County is an adventurer’s dream — there are plenty of opportunities for hiking, snowmobiling and some of the finest fly-fishing in the nation. The town also boasts some unique amenities for its size including two art galleries, multiple gyms, a museum and a movie theater. 

To apply:

Send a resume, cover letter and some of your best clips to:

Justin Post at

About us: 

The Pioneer was founded in 1887 after the Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1882, bringing an influx of sheepherders and ranchers to the area. The paper was purchased by Yellowstone Newspapers in 2008 and has since won five Montana Newspaper Association awards for general excellence, three awards for public service journalism, one writing excellence award and one advertising excellence award, in addition to many individual staff honors.

The Big Timber Pioneer staff strives to give our readers what they can’t get anywhere else, providing hyper-local, accurate editorial and advertising content. The Pioneer serves as the trusted news authority for Sweet Grass County.