Government Reporter-Hamilton, MT

Lee Enterprises Inc   Hamilton, MT   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 27, 2024
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Government Reporter-Hamilton, MT

The Ravalli Republic, headquartered in one of Lee Enterprises' fastest-growing local news markets in picturesque southwestern Montana, is seeking an ambitious and enterprising news reporter to cover local government.

This new full-time position in our digital-first newsroom will provide opportunities to write daily news, dig deep on policy decisions that impact residents across six municipalities in Ravalli County, and explore issues and trends in the backyard of the Bitterroot National Forest.

The Bitterroot Valley is home to the hit TV show "Yellowstone," which is filmed just south of Darby, and our coverage area also includes a campus of the National Institutes of Health and multiple U.S. Forest Service ranger districts.

The Ravalli Republic, based in Hamilton, about an hour from Missoula, the state's second-largest city and home to the University of Montana, is part of the state's largest news organization and works in partnership with Lee Montana's 50-plus journalists in Billings, Missoula, Helena and Butte.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises, Inc. 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 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 at and search for Hamilton. Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and links to clip (or clips) of your work.