Politics Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 29, 2024
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch is seeking an aggressive, versatile, and enterprising reporter to join our politics and government team. Richmond, Virginia is the seat of state government in a vibrant region of more than 1.1 million residents.

The ideal candidate will join a team that covers the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, the state legislature, our congressional delegation and state agencies.

As a member of The Times-Dispatch politics and government team you will develop and be responsible for covering multiple sub beats under the state government umbrella. You will take part in our coverage of high-profile congressional campaigns and Virginia's role in the presidential contest, as well as legislative campaigns and General Assembly sessions.

We are looking for an open-minded team player who will report without fear or favor. The ideal candidate will be a journalist who can quickly turn around breaking news, and who also can write explanatory, people-centered enterprise stories that explain why government policies matter to our readers.

We are looking for a candidate who can write with clarity and perspective, who is comfortable with making freedom of information requests and who will be adept at both taking and appearing in explanatory videos to complement stories. Experience with social media and SEO analytics a plus.

Please attach six to eight writing samples. You also can send us any multi-media work that you think will illustrate your capabilities.


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.