News Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 18, 2023
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The Kearney Hub-Where your stories matter!

Are you seeking a journalism career with a wide variety of stories you cover? We value watchdog reporters with the ability to break news and show the impact of issues to the community. Although the primary beat is covering police, fire and courts, flexibility is needed to cover other local news events. One day you may interview the family of a shooting victim, another day a business opening, and somedays, you would react at the drop of a hat to cover a fire, accident, natural disaster or local government issue. Every day is different. This is true local journalism where one can make an impact on a community which benefits from local news. Responsibilities include writing stories for digital and print, taking photos, posting content online and on social media to engage and grow our digital subscriber base.

Are you ready?

If you are able to write clearly, develop sources and can take initiative to find stories, this may be the role for you. The successful candidate will be proficient in AP writing and reporting, photography, videography and digital platforms. We are looking for someone who seek visual/audio storytelling opportunities and has experience using social media to promote stories. Preference will be given to candidates with a journalism degree, although internships and experience will be considered. New graduates/journalists are welcome to apply and the Kearney Hub provides an opportunity for journalists to learn and grow. This positon will work some night and weekend hours. Candidates must be comfortable and able to utilize digital media in addition to print.

Why join us?

Lee Enterprises, a national leader in providing news and information offers competitive wages a, synergistic work environment and career growth opportunities. We offer a comprehensive very affordable benefit program, which includes medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD, life insurance and a generous paid leave program including paid parental leave. We also offer a 401K program with employer match. We value diversity and inclusion.

Come grow with us!

If YOU have the talent we are looking for, apply at and search Kearney, NE. Include a cover letter, resume, and several work samples. Writing samples, video clips and photos from college publications are welcome.

Lee Enterprises is a digital first organization. Lee Enterprises is a leader in providing high quality local news with 77 daily publications in 26 states with print, digital, and e-replica versions. Lee Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates must successfully complete a post offer 4-panel drug screen, driving record check, and background check. We participate in E-Verify.