General Assignment Reporter-Council Bluffs, IA

Lee Enterprises Inc   Council Bluffs, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 27, 2024
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Are you seeking a journalism career with a wide variety of stories you cover? We are looking for someone who can break news and show the impact of issues to the community.

This role will focus on writing front-page stories, including a mix of hard news and features. Flexibility is needed to cover other local news events. One day you may interview the family of a shooting victim, another day a business opening, while reacting quickly to cover a fire or an evolving local government issue and still making progress on an enterprise story.

Every day is different. This is true local journalism where one can make an impact on a community that benefits from local news. Responsibilities include writing stories, taking photos, shooting and editing video, and helping to engage and grow our digital subscriber base.

If you are able to write clearly, develop sources and can take initiative to find stories, this may be the role for you. The successful candidate will be comfortable filing two stories in a day, be able to juggle multiple assignments and be proficient in news writing, reporting, photography, videography and using digital tools.

While we prefer candidates with journalism degrees, internships and related experience will be considered. New graduates and aspiring journalists are welcome to apply. The Council Bluffs Nonpareil provides an opportunity for journalists to learn and grow.

This position will include some night and weekend hours. Candidates must be comfortable with digital media in addition to traditional print formats. A valid driver's license and current vehicle insurance is required.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises, Inc. 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 74 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 at https://lee.net/careers/ and search for Council Bluffs. Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and links to clip (or clips) of at least 5 examples of your work.