Trending Topics Reporter-Lincoln, NE

Lee Enterprises Inc   Lincoln, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 20, 2024
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Trending Topics Reporter-Lincoln, NE

The Lincoln Journal Star, serving Nebraska's capital city and southeast Nebraska, is looking for an enterprising trending topics reporter who will turn up the next big story or transform a developing story into something even better for our readers. We're looking for a strong writer who has - or wants to develop - broader multimedia skills. We need a great storyteller who can engage readers with 300 words written in 20 minutes or 1,300 words written over two weeks while working on other stories.

We want someone who enjoys writing about the off-beat and on topics that fall between other reporters' beats. Some stories will be light-hearted and quick; others could require deeper research and great investigatory and interviewing skills. But every story will hit a sweet spot for a chunk of the community, engaging current readers and attracting new ones.

The Journal Star offers a collaborative and collegial newsroom, operating out of a new facility in a vibrant part of town. Lincoln is home to state government, the University of Nebraska and is a regional health care hub, creating an engaged community, dedicated readers with an appreciation for good journalism and wealth of great stories to be told.

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 73 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 33 million digital unique visitors.

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 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 at https://lee.net/careers/ and search for Lincoln. Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and links to clips (or clips) of your work.