Education Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Munster, IN   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 17, 2023
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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 Times of Northwest Indiana 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.

We lead our coverage area in all categories, and education can be no exception. If you want to help continue making us the best, go-to authority on the state of education along the south shore of Lake Michigan, please apply to work in this vibrant three-county market boasting Indiana's second-largest newspaper and online media company and located within the suburban Chicago footprint.

Applicants will have a bachelor's degree, preferably at least three years of 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 the nation's fourth-largest 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 respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 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.