City/County Government Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Mason City, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 22, 2022
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The Globe Gazette in Mason City, Iowa, seeks a talented reporter who can apply their skills as an insatiably curious and colorful writer to our city/county government beat.

We aim high - we're looking for someone who understands and believes in using analytics as a tool to help inform coverage, who can respond quickly and accurately to news as it develops and who can dig deep and ask tough questions as a watchdog. If you can only write institutional stories, this is not the job for you. We're looking for someone who can delve deeply into one of the most diverse communities in Iowa. Social media and mobile reporting skills (photography, video, Facebook Live) are also a must. So, what do you get? A close-knit, collegial newsroom with editors ready and willing to push you to do your best work. Some of the lowest living costs in the Midwest and a home less than a day's drive away from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Competitive wages, benefits, vacation time and a 401K are part of the package.

Please submit a resume, cover letter that explains what you'd do to develop sources off the beaten path and five of your best clips with your online application.

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 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.