Sports Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Twin Falls, ID   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 8, 2022
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The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho, is seeking a talented reporter to join our news staff in reporting sports news in south-central Idaho.

Anyone can write a game story, but we want a multi-faceted reporter who will go beyond the box scores for human interest and issue stories while breaking news and living on the leading edge of our organization's digital-first mentality. We aim to be first and best, both locally and statewide. Our sports alumni have gone on to work in larger Western newspapers like Boise and Colorado Springs, while news alums have worked in media markets like Madison, Wis. and Chicago.

Twin Falls is a growing community of 50,000 people, with more than 185,000 people residing within our coverage area. We cover a perennial NJCAA power in the College of Southern Idaho and 28 high schools. Chobani built the world's largest yogurt factory here, and Clif Bar recently opened its first in-house bakery here. We are a family-friendly and affordable community with access to world-class skiing, and the best trout stream in the West an hour drive from your front door, not to mention access to kayaking, hiking, biking, rock climbing and hunting in all directions. Downtown Twin Falls recently had a $17 million facelift, with new restaurants and shops opening all the time. We are two hours from Boise and three hours from Salt Lake City.

The successful applicant will need to be comfortable using social media to promote stories, be self-motivated, hyper-organized, innovative and creative, able to manage multiple deadlines and multiple priorities while maintaining professionalism in the workplace. The successful applicant should possess a bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or equivalent hands-on experience. Photography skills are a plus

The Times-News is owned by Lee Enterprises. We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. We are an equal-opportunity employer. You can see our website at www.Magicvalley.com to learn more about our company. The job starts on or after Oct. 1, 2022.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and five writing samples demonstrating a range of reporting and writing ability. Apply at www.lee.net/careers. No phone calls, please.

We are a drug-free workplace, and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/MVR screening prior to commencing employment.

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 leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

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 www.lee.net .

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.