Local Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Scottsbluff, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on February 12, 2024
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Local Reporter

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald has an immediate opening for a full-time local and regional news reporter.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to craft meaningful stories about a wide range of issues affecting residents of the Nebraska Panhandle, including agriculture, tourism and impacts of decisions at the state and national level. This reporter also will report on Scottsbluff County government, as well as keeping an eye on local government in other Panhandle counties. Basic photo and video skills are a must.

The workdays for this position will be Monday through Friday most weeks, with some evening and weekend work required when necessary. Coverage plans often change on a dime, so we need someone who plans ahead but can pivot quickly when breaking news requires it.

This person will have good people skills, a positive attitude and great work ethic, along with the ability to stay focused amid a variety of distractions. A bachelor's degree in journalism and experience as a newspaper reporter are preferred although new graduates are encouraged to apply!

Why Lee?

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 which 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 75 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 and we participate in E-verify. 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 Scottsbluff.