Education Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Fredericksburg, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on February 11, 2024
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Education reporter

The Free-Lance-Star is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover education in the rapidly growing area of Fredericksburg, Va.

The local school systems are dealing with student population increases that are outpacing classroom capacity, the challenge of paying competitive teacher wages amid a spike in cost of living, securing schools, balancing parents' rights concerns with broader education philosophies, and implementing new state policies.

The avenues to explore are numerous.

We're looking for a reporter who is as comfortable attending contentious school board meetings and protests as they are poring over reports, FOIA materials and budgets.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated superior news judgment and reporting skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely. Must be willing to shoot and edit photos and video using a smartphone.

EOE

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 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.