Community Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Longview, WA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 4, 2022
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The Longview Daily News in Southwest Washington State is looking to hire a full-time community reporter who will also help with the editorial pages. The position will report to the city editor on a daily basis.

Two-thirds (approximately) of the responsibilities involve features, community news and some local entertainment reporting, including creating several weekly events roundups. Source-building, good news judgment and working independently are part of the mission. One-third of the responsibilities include tending to the opinion section and writing editorials for the Editorial Board.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree in journalism or relevant field of study; experience is preferred but recent and upcoming college graduates are encouraged to apply. A strong knowledge of AP style, along with excellent grammar and spelling skills is required.

We're located about 45 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. The Columbia River gorge is about an hour south of Longview, the Pacific Ocean is a one-hour drive to the west and Mount St. Helens and surrounding lakes and mountains are an hour east. When Mount St. Helens blew its top 40 years ago, The Daily News was there, and was honored with a Pulitzer Prize and other awards for our coverage.

The Daily News has a strong web presence and a loyal print audience. Our reporters regularly take home awards at state and regional competitions. We are a Lee Enterprises publication, a leading provider of local news, sports and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 77 markets in 26 states, along with rapidly growing digital products and more than 350 weekly and specialty publications.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer. You can see our website at tdn.com and learn more about our company at www.lee.net.

If this sounds like the job for you, then upload a cover letter explaining why you're the best candidate at www.lee.net/careers

Please include five of your best clips. If you have difficulty uploading your work, you can email Editor Penny Rosenberg directly at penny.rosenberg@lee.net.

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 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.