Sports Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Decatur, IL   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 21, 2023
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The Decatur Herald & Review, a Lee Enterprises daily newspaper covering Central Illinois, is seeking a proactive, creative, enthusiastic storyteller for its sports staff writer position. This person will cover local sports in Decatur, Macon County and the surrounding areas, with a focus on high-traffic, engaging features and enterprise stories, and being the No. 1 source for local sports in the market.

Candidates should have a strong background in journalism, be able to write engaging ledes and strong SEO headlines, and also the ability to take videos and photos, and utilize social media. Story focus will be breaking news, human interest, columns and other high-engagement content that focuses on people, not gamers.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English or Communications, or other related discipline. Ability to write clean copy fast and work under pressure is a must.

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 www.lee.net .

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.