Public Safety Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Mason City, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on February 1, 2024
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Are you seeking a journalism career with a wide variety of stories to cover? The Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette is looking for a reporter with the ability to break news and show its impact on the community. The primary beat is covering police, fire and courts, but you'll have the opportunity to write about other local events. You will react at the drop of a hat to cover a fire, accident, or natural disaster, but have time to write feature stories on local events, personalities and businesses.

Every day is different.

Responsibilities include writing and shooting video and photos for our digital platform and the newspaper, posting content online and on social media to engage and grow our digital subscriber base.

If you are able to write clearly, develop sources and can take initiative to find stories, this may be the role for you. The successful candidate will be proficient in AP writing and reporting, photography, videography and digital platforms.

Preference will be given to candidates with a journalism degree, although new graduates/journalists are welcome to apply. The Globe Gazette provides an opportunity for journalists to learn and grow. This position includes some night and weekend hours. A valid driver's license, a reliable vehicle and insurance are required.

Mason City is a vibrant community of 27,000 in the center North Iowa, just 10 miles from a lakeside resort city. With good schools, popular restaurants and bountiful outdoor recreational opportunities, it's also just two hours from both Des Moines and Minneapolis.

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 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.