Education and General Assignment Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Albany, OR   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 2, 2023
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Mid-Valley Media in the heart of Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley, seeks an education and general assignment reporter. If you love finding news that matters to hometown readers, we'd like to hear from you.

Reporters cover all sorts of stories, from breaking news to in-depth stories that examine important issues in the community. The education beat is especially dynamic, covering K-12 school districts in both blue and red towns and, with Oregon State University, higher education. At the Corvallis Gazette-Times and Albany Democrat-Herald, we consider education to be among the most important beats.

We'll consider both experienced and entry-level applicants, as long as you're dedicated to writing news that connects with readers. As part of our ambitious staff, you'll hustle to break news on our web and mobile platforms, while pursuing insightful, high-impact enterprise. You'll need an inquisitive mind, sharp writing skills and an appreciation for life in a small college town with a farm-to-table vibe. Photo and social media skills would be a plus.

The typical work week may include a weekend shift. As part of Lee Enterprises, Mid-Valley Media offers excellent earnings potential and a full benefits package, along with a professional work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

• Must have a degree in journalism or equivalent combination of experience and education.
• Previous experience on a daily newspaper a plus.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work flexible schedule which will include nights, weekends and holidays.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Demonstrated skill and ability with multimedia platforms.
• Demonstrated writing and reporting ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast-paced environment.
• Ability to work within a team environment.

To be considered, please attach links or examples of previously published articles. Qualifications. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and a background/DMV check prior to commencing employment. Please apply online at

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 .

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.