The Springfield Daily Citizen is a nonprofit, independent, online news outlet in Springfield, Missouri. We believe good journalism brings issues to light, but great journalism brings communities together. We are powered by a small, hard-working team and we welcome all kinds of talent to join us. Check out the different ways you can become an integral part of our team below.

Current job openings

Public Affairs Reporter

The Public Affairs Reporter produces a mix of in-depth and daily news stories on public affairs issues in Springfield and Greene County. The reporter plays a key role in helping the Springfield Daily Citizen fulfill its mission to inform the community and be a catalyst for good. The reporter will develop a broad range of sources, including leaders of local nonprofits, to become a recognized expert on public affairs topics identified as key issues by the community through local efforts such as the biennial Community Focus Report for Springfield and Greene County.

Find the full job description here. For questions, or to apply, email Managing Editor Rance Burger at or Chief Executive Officer David Stoeffler at

Audience Development Manager

The Audience Development Manager drives subscriber growth and increases audience development engagement and retention. This position is critical to helping develop income toward the Daily Citizen’s five-year plan for sustainability; it is ideal for an innovative, data-focused marketing professional ready to take responsibility for generating significant revenue in a rapidly growing organization.

Find the full job description here. For questions, or to apply, email Chief Development Officer Judi Kamien at

Internship opportunities

We seek students with journalism, writing, photography, graphics, business and other skills to work alongside experienced professionals at Springfield’s nonprofit news outlet. Interested students must meet requirements set by their school or department.

Internships at the Daily Citizen are generally unpaid positions, unless otherwise specified. Upon successful completion of an internship, students may receive a small stipend to help offset the cost of tuition for an internship class.

For more information, contact Chief Executive Officer David Stoeffler via email at or phone 417-837-3664.

Daily Citizen Board policy on nondiscrimination

The Springfield Daily Citizen emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy regarding the treatment of employees, contractors, volunteers, clients, customers and the general public. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the Daily Citizen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the Daily Citizen.