Reporter - Bristol

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bristol, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 30, 2024
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The Bristol Herald Courier and bristolnews.com, an award-winning daily newspaper/website on the border of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee, is seeking a talented, enterprising journalist to join our newsroom team.

This is a full-time, general assignment position where you will be covering local government, education, business and economic development, crime/courts and writing feature stories. The reporter will be expected to produce compelling, timely and well-sourced stories with the opportunity to develop more in-depth projects

The best candidates possess excellent spelling and grammar skills, natural curiosity, the ability to write accurately on deadline, juggle multiple assignments and manage time efficiently, work cooperatively, understand and use social media and sometimes shoot photos and video as part of the story-telling process.

Schedule will be flexible with a combination of days and nights, depending on meetings or other event coverage and an occasional weekend day or night.

A college degree in journalism or communications plus two years of experience working in a news media environment greatly preferred.

This hourly position includes a competitive salary, benefits package including medical/dental/vision and life insurance; vacation and sick time and 401K.

If you have the talent we are looking for, please send a cover letter, resume and three samples of your work to dmcgee@bristolnews.com . No phone calls please.

EOE

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 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. 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.