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

Managing Editor — Lead Springfield’s largest independent newsroom as managing editor of the Springfield Daily Citizen. You will work with a group of six reporters, plus one visual journalist and a network of freelance writers and photographers, as well as interns, to provide a unique blend of daily news, in-depth reporting and slice-of-life features focusing on Springfield and Greene County. Our current managing editor led us through a successful start-up, but wants to spend time at home with her toddler. She leaves us in a strong position to grow readership and subscribers as Springfield’s nonprofit, independent, community-focused digital news site.

We offer a blended work environment where employees may work from home up to two days per week, as well as competitive salary and benefits, including health, dental and vision plans, as well as a 401k with a company match. Salary is negotiable, based on experience, with an initial range of $62,000 to $75,000 annually.

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.