Breaking News and Public Safety Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Racine, WI   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on August 29, 2023
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We're looking for a digital-savvy reporter who writes clearly, takes initiative and has the confidence to develop relationships with a diverse range of sources.

Daily responsibilities include writing and reporting, taking photos, shooting video, and staying on top of our digital delivery.

This reporter will be primarily responsible for breaking news and public safety/crime coverage, working a mid-afternoon to late evening shift Sundays through Thursdays. But this position will also receive multiple opportunities to cover local government stories.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can coordinate and prioritize multiple assignments and who is comfortable working part of their shifts with minimal supervision.

The Journal Times, which is part of Lee Enterprises, is an award-winning daily newspaper in southeast Wisconsin. We emphasize local content and a strong digital culture.

We cover an urban, suburban and rural area. Racine County sits between Milwaukee and Chicago, and the City of Racine's downtown is along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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 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. 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.