Reporter - Food & Drink

Lee Enterprises Inc   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 16, 2024
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Seeking food-drink reporter

The Richmond Times-Dispatch is looking for a reporter to concentrate on trends in local food, drink and entertainment, plus small businesses.

We are looking for someone with a minimum of three years' experience at a professional media outlet, website or newspaper.

Your beat will be what's new in the local dining scene; restaurant openings and closings; how the dining landscape here in Richmond is changing; and niche and off-the-beaten path best-kept secrets that only locals are aware of.

You will be the "must-read" resource for Richmonders before they venture out for a night on the town.

Besides covering where Richmond eats, you will also cover where Richmond shops, covering business openings and closings. Think of yourself as an influencer with the might of the RTD behind you.

You will also need to have hard news experience and the ability to weave data reporting, financials, and city/county policies into your reporting.

Knowledge of the Richmond area is a must. You will need to be able to mine social media for tips and be comfortable with a CMS system to push out your content. Ability to take your own photographs and/or video is a plus. An appreciation for the rich diversity of the city must be a factor in your coverage.

The Times-Dispatch is a 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner covering one of America's most dynamic communities. We value memorable and consequential journalism that consistently grows audience in our competitive market.

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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.