Multimedia Journalist

Lee Enterprises Inc   Carbondale, IL   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 12, 2022
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The Southern Illinoisan is seeking a part-time multimedia journalist to join its award-winning staff. This position is for a general assignment reporter who will work up to 30 hours per week, and carries a strong expectation of self-shot video, to accompany long form digital story-telling and the ability to act urgently in breaking news on our digital platforms.

The Southern Illinoisan, headquartered in Carbondale, is the daily newspaper for Southern Illinois - a vibrant market and home to Southern Illinois University and the Shawnee National Forest. Our collaborative newsroom values investigative and urgent breaking multimedia journalism that makes a difference for our community. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who will bring fresh ideas and creative storytelling skills to our newsroom.

Along with your resume, please include a cover letter, at least three published clips and three professional references.

This position is part of the Southern Illinois News Guild, a chapter of the United Media Guild. The Southern Illinoisan is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive newsroom.

The Southern Illinoisan is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising, serving 77 markets in 26 states. Lee's newspapers have daily circulation of 1.2 million and our websites reach more than 43 million digital unique visitors. Check us out 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.