State Government Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bismarck, ND   Full-time
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The Bismarck Tribune, the newspaper in the capital of North Dakota, has an immediate opening for a full-time state government reporter.

The Tribune is a leader in covering state government and politics, a key watchdog role for the state. North Dakota has a Republican supermajority, which heightens the importance of strong reporting on the state Capitol.

The successful candidate will be expected to write daily stories as well as long-term investigative and enterprise stories. North Dakota has recently made national headlines for its abortion ban and legislation on culture war issues. The beat also includes coverage of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the future Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and North Dakota's congressional delegation.

The position is based in the Tribune newsroom when the Legislature is not in session, with space to work at the Capitol when legislators are in session every two years. We prefer candidates with previous reporting experience, but also will consider strong recent graduates.

Bismarck Tribune reporters routinely win statewide awards for their coverage, and the Tribune has been named Best of the Dakotas for general excellence. We have a strong culture of collaboration in our newsroom, which makes it a great environment for a new reporter to develop skills and grow in the profession.

The position is based in Bismarck, the state's second-largest city. Bismarck and neighboring Mandan are along the Missouri River with miles of trails for outdoor recreation, along with a growing food and culture scene. The region also offers prime hunting and fishing opportunities and an easy drive to a national park. Bismarck-Mandan is a fun place to live and work, with the amenities of a big city without the traffic and high cost of living.

The Tribune is a member of Lee Enterprises and offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, a generous paid time off program and a 401(k) plan.

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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 leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

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 .

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.
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Lee Enterprises Inc

Bismarck, ND