Lee Enterprises Inc   Waterloo, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 14, 2024
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The Courier in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa, seeks a talented reporter who can apply their skills as a curious and colorful writer to covering the city of Cedar Falls.

We're looking for someone who can respond quickly and accurately to news as it develops, dig deep and ask tough questions as a watchdog. You will develop stories on the most interesting people and events in Cedar Falls and be responsible for coverage of Cedar Falls businesses, city government and board of education. You also will have general assignment responsibilities.

Social media and mobile reporting skills (photography, video, Facebook Live) are a must. We are a close-knit, collegial newsroom with editors ready and willing to push you to do your best work. The Cedar Valley offers some of the lowest living costs in the Midwest and a home less than a half-day's drive away from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Competitive wages, benefits, vacation time and a 401K are part of the package.

Please submit a resume, cover letter that explains what you'd do to develop sources off the beaten path and five of your best clips with your online application.

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 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.