Courts and Public Safety Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bloomington, IL   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 22, 2024
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The Pantagraph is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover courts and public safety in our growing community.

The Bloomington-Normal area is home to two universities, the global headquarters of State Farm Insurance and Country Financial, and an emerging economic force in electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive's enormous assembly plant.

We value meaningful and memorable journalism that focuses on the voices of real people, has a sense of place and starts conversations. Our newsroom also seeks to offer opportunities for reporters to go beyond beat coverage and develop skills in which they have an interest.

Are you hoping to grow your video productions skills, work more with data, hone your voice on long-form pieces or cultivate your FOIA chops? Whatever it is, let's talk.

The Pantagraph is a division of Lee Enterprises. 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 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 74 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 34 million digital unique visitors.

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.