Sports Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Auburn, NY   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 1, 2023
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The Citizen is seeking a full-time sports reporter to join its award-winning staff in Auburn. This position would cover primarily high school sports in the Cayuga County area, but anything that's 1) athletic and 2) local is fair game. Proficiency at taking photos and videos with a smartphone and posting on social media is expected, and photography skills are a bonus.

The Citizen, located in Auburn, is a newspaper in Cayuga County. We print three times a week, but our first priority is generating stories and multimedia for our website, Along with Auburn we cover all the towns and villages of Cayuga County, which lies between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca. We also cover some towns and villages immediately outside the county, such as the lakeside village of Skaneateles. (We do not cover anything outside that area, such as Syracuse University sports or the Buffalo Bills.)

Our ideal candidate will bring some sports writing experience and enthusiasm for small-town journalism to The Citizen. The schedule will be based on both the candidate's preference and coverage needs. Residing in the Auburn area, or relocating there, will be all but necessary due to the number of local games the candidate will be covering. However, the candidate can otherwise work remotely, or in our new office in Auburn.

A bachelor's degree in journalism and/or some experience covering sports at a journalistic publication is preferred. Along with your resume, please include a cover letter, at least three published clips and three professional references.​​​


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.