News Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Twin Falls, ID   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 17, 2023
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The Times-News, the most prominent news organization in an eight-county region of southern Idaho known as the Magic Valley, is seeking a versatile part-time general assignment news reporter.

This 30-hour/week reporting position will provide opportunities to write daily news, explore issues and trends that impact Idahoans, cover events, and craft profile stories on local people. Previous journalism experience is required. The position would be well-suited for entry-level applicants or more seasoned reporters seeking a step back from full-time responsibilities.

The largest city in the Magic Valley, with a population just over 50,000, Twin Falls is home to the region's top medical facility (St. Luke's Magic Valley) and one of the top junior colleges in the country (College of Southern Idaho). Retail shopping includes Costco, Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer and American Eagle, plus many others. Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Applebee's and Red Robin are among the chain restaurants.

Outdoor opportunities abound - from hiking and cycling to skiing and watersports, even BASE jumping from the Perrine Bridge, which spans a canyon about 500 feet above the Snake River. It's the eighth highest bridge in the U.S. and the only legal destination nationally for year-round BASE jumping.

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 to learn more about our company.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter that explains your interest in the job and in journalism, and three to five clips demonstrating a range of reporting and writing ability. Apply at .

This is an exciting time to be part of change at the Times-News, part of the Lee Enterprises family of local newsrooms. The top editor recently joined from USA TODAY to lead a vision built around serving community, connecting people, exploring issues, and celebrating successes. We're just getting started. Join us and make a difference.

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 .

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.