Courts/Public Safety Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Racine, WI   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 27, 2024
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The Journal Times, a division of Lee Enterprises, is looking for a newspaper reporter/photographer who writes clearly, can develop relationships with sources and has an ability to take initiative. The reporter's primary beat will be covering courts and law enforcement. The position requires night and weekend hours.

Responsibilities will include writing, taking photos for the paper, posting content online and on social media.

The Journal Times is a daily newspaper in southeast Wisconsin. We've won several first place statewide awards in recent years and we've got a strong digital culture. We focus on local content of what's of interest to our readership.

We cover an urban, suburban and rural area with its downtown along Lake Michigan. The county sits between Milwaukee and Chicago. Racine County is a community that has its own identity and relies on The Journal Times for news and information.

Please attach a resume and links to your writing and photo samples. New journalists are welcome to apply. Writing samples and photos from college papers are welcome. We will offer training to the right person.

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 73 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 33 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.