Local News Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Kearney, NE   Full-time
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Local News Reporter

The Kearney Hub is seeking a journalist with the ability to cover a wide variety of topics including local news and features. Although the primary beat is covering police, fire and courts, flexibility is needed to cover other local news events and feature stories important to the community. One day you may interview the family of a crime victim, another day a business opening, and somedays, you would react at the drop of a hat to cover a fire, accident, natural disaster or local government issue. Every day is different. This is true local journalism where one can make an impact on a community which benefits from local news. Responsibilities include writing stories for digital and print, taking photos, and posting content online and on social media 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 proficient in AP writing and reporting, photography, videography and digital platforms.

Preference will be given to candidates with a journalism degree, although internships and experience will be considered. New graduates/journalists are welcome to apply and the Kearney Hub provides an opportunity for journalists to learn and grow. This positon will work some night and weekend hours. The ability to produce timely reports in today's instant digital news environment is a must.

Why Lee?

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 which 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 and we participate in E-verify. 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 Kearney. Please provide work samples.
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Lee Enterprises Inc

Kearney, NE