News Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Columbus, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 29, 2024
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News Reporter

Are you seeking a journalism career with a wide variety of stories you cover? We value watchdog reporters with the ability to break news and show the impact of issues to the community. Although the primary beat is covering police, fire and courts, flexibility is needed to cover other local news events. One day you may interview the family of a shooting victim, another day a business opening, and somedays, you would react at the drop of a hat to cover a fire, accident, natural disaster or local government issue.

Every day is different. This is true local journalism where one can make an impact on a community which benefits from local news. Responsibilities include writing, taking photos for the paper, posting content online and on social media to engage and grow our digital subscriber base.

If you are able to write clearly, develop sources and can take initiative to find stories, this may be the role for you. The successful candidate will be proficient in AP writing and reporting, photography, videography and digital platforms. We are looking for someone who seek visual/audio storytelling opportunities and has experience using social media to promote stories.

Preference will be given to candidates with a journalism degree, although internships and experience will be considered. New graduates/journalists are welcome to apply and the Columbus Telegram provides an opportunity for journalists to learn and grow. This position will work some night and weekend hours. Candidates must be comfortable and able to utilize digital media in addition to print. A valid driver's license and current vehicle insurance is required.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 74 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 34 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply at https://lee.net/careers/ and search for Columbus.