Education Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Mason City, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 26, 2024
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Are you a reporter with a passionate desire to hold our school systems accountable, tell the compelling human interest stories of students and keep parents on the cutting edge of news they can use?

If so, you're the education reporter The Globe Gazette is looking for.

From investigations into academic performance, funding and financial management to stand-out student and teacher features, we're looking for an experienced journalist who can navigate public, charter, private, urban and suburban school districts to tell the most relevant and meaningful stories.

Though some school board meeting coverage will be required, this is not a beat about meeting coverage. We're looking for a reporter who can generate several stories a week while juggling long-term projects and Sunday news features and analytical pieces.

Applicants will have a bachelor's degree, preferably at least a year's reporting experience at a daily newspaper or equivalent media company and an unquenchable desire to tell the stories that matter most.

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 73 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 33 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.