Agriculture Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Cedar Rapids, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 18, 2023
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Illinois Farmer Today (IFT) Publications is looking for an Agriculture Reporter/Editor to cover everything from crop and livestock production issues to general features and market reports. This reporter also writes for the Market Watch Online newsletter, shoots video and takes photographs to accompany stories. This position works largely independently and would ideally be based from a home office in Illinois

IFT Publications includes the Midwest's leading weekly agricultural publications - Iowa Farmer Today, Missouri Farmer Today, Illinois Farmer Today and Midwest Marketer. The publications reach a combined print circulation of more than 100,000 in addition to vibrant websites.

The successful applicant should have a demonstrated ability to report, write and photograph compelling stories. Candidates should be self-motivated. Experience in Midwestern agriculture is preferred but not required. Possession of a valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance is required.

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 agriculture. Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and links to clip (or clips) of your work.