Government, Business, & Education Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bismarck, ND   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 22, 2024
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Reporter-Local Government, Education, Business

The Bismarck Tribune, the newspaper in the capital city of North Dakota, is seeking a full-time reporter to cover local government, education and business in Bismarck and neighboring Mandan, a metro area of about 135,000 people.

The successful candidate will also cover a variety of general assignment stories and contribute to weekend centerpieces and special projects. The Tribune is looking for 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.

We'd prefer someone with at least two years of reporting experience but will consider recent college graduates with strong internships. The newsroom emphasizes professional development opportunities to help reporters grow.

Bismarck and Mandan are along the Missouri River with miles of trails for outdoor activities, along with a growing food and culture scene. The region also offers prime hunting and fishing opportunities. Bismarck-Mandan is a fun place to live and work, with the amenities of a big city without the traffic and high cost of living.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises, Inc. 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 at and search for Bismarck. Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and links to clip (or clips) of at least 5 examples of your work.