Local Government Reporter-Helena, MT

Lee Enterprises Inc   Helena, MT   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 31, 2024
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Local Government Reporter-Helena, MT

The Independent Record of Helena, Montana a Lee Enterprises, Inc. publication is seeking a full-time reporter to cover local government. There will also be opportunities to work alongside and collaborate with Lee Montana's state news bureau, which keeps a close eye on happenings at the Capitol. The successful candidate will also cover a variety of stories and breaking news related to public works, as well as general assignments in Montana's increasingly diverse and vibrant capital city.

We're looking for a self-starter who can present complex issues in easy-to-follow narrative form, and supplement coverage with local video. The ideal candidate is someone who will find the story behind the story; someone who doesn't wait for a press conference to get the news. We're looking for a reporter who will dig deeper than meeting coverage and develop sources to stay ahead of developing stories.

Preference will be given to candidates with a year or more experience and a degree in journalism or a related field. A valid driver's license and current proof of insurance is required.

On days off, Helena is tough to beat for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. You'll have your pick of public lands, national forests, hiking trails, lakes and blue-ribbon trout streams within driving distance and ready to explore. Helena is also driving distance from cities like Missoula and Bozeman, and Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

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 participate in Everify. 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 Helena. Please include work samples or a link to work samples.