Business and General Assignment Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Racine, WI   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on August 29, 2023
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We're looking for a versatile reporter excited to cover business developments across Racine County as well as general assignment stories as needed. Our preferred candidate would be someone who understands the impact local business has on a community, is able to dig deeper into the numbers behind Racine's economy, and is able to develop sources from all corners of the county.

Daily responsibilities include writing, taking photos, shooting video, and staying on top of openings/closings and daily happenings that impact the local business scene and the community at large.

While this reporter's primary beat will be business coverage, they also will need to be flexible and confident enough to take on general assignment duties as warranted.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can coordinate and prioritize multiple assignments, and who is comfortable working and interacting with sources representing entities from start-ups to multinational corporations.

The Journal Times, which is part of Lee Enterprises, is an award-winning daily newspaper in southeast Wisconsin. We emphasize local news and a strong digital culture.

We cover an urban, suburban and rural area. Racine County sits between Milwaukee and Chicago, and the City of Racine's downtown is along the shores of Lake Michigan.

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 75 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.