News Staff Writer

Lee Enterprises Inc   Tulsa, OK   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 8, 2022
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The Tulsa World is looking for a reporter to work in the news department and focus on daily general assignments and enterprise reporting for investigations and special reports. This position will report to the city editor. Duties include writing stories with daily deadlines, news features and profiles, assisting on breaking news stories and completing in-depth enterprise work on a regular basis. This staff writer will also appear in videos and podcasts published by the Tulsa World. This position will create content for tulsaworld.com, the Tulsa World print edition and Tulsa World Magazine.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The following are the duties and expectations for staff writers at the Tulsa World in its mission to inform and inspire its community with important and relevant journalism.

Work to be in the right position to produce exclusive, emotionally appealing and accurate stories.

Do the reporting and take the time necessary to give our community a unique perspective on a story.

Share stories, photos and links to galleries on professional social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter on every major assignment to promote your work and the Tulsa World.

Develop and maintain professional judgment in the process reporting and writing.

Represent the Tulsa World in a professional and courteous manner, and always project a professional image in the community.

Show up to assignments on time to know what is happening and what needs to happen so you are ready to over deliver.

Look for opportunities for video/multimedia and whenever possible report in those ways, too
Effectively complete assignments from editors by the required deadline.

Work with photographers to help gather information to best tell the story.

File stories early from breaking news assignments so they can quickly appear on tulsaworld.com.

Pitch story ideas on a regular basis to editors.

Establish contacts in the community for stories you are working on and what could be future stories.

Write all stories so they are accurate and detailed with proper spellings that follow AP & Tulsa World style.

Keep up with changes in technology and style.

Maintain and engage with those who interact with your work on social media.

Read the Tulsa World and other news sources to stay in the know on stories, trends and opportunities for future stories.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to follow all company policies and procedures including but not limited to attendance standards.

Must possess a valid driver's license and must drive to assignments on a daily basis if required.

Must be computer literate.

Must have an intermediate to advanced level knowledge of journalism.

Effectively utilize time and meet strict deadlines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree, preferably in Journalism, Mass Communications, Strategic Communications or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of 2 years of daily newspaper experience or equivalent.

Must have good computer skills and experience in social media.

Lee Enterprises is a national leader of high-quality local news, information and advertising with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states, which provide print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's publications have a combined circulation of more than 1 million daily subscribers and our digital sites attract more than 47 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and PTO. We are an equal opportunity employer. You can see our Web site and learn more about our company at www.lee.net . Equal Opportunity Employer

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net . We participate in E-Verify.