High School Sports Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   St Louis, MO   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 22, 2023
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High School Sports Reporter

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking for a hard-charging and digitally focused reporter to help lead our coverage of high school sports. We want someone who is not only interested in prep sports, but can also bring new ideas and approaches as we take our coverage to new heights. You will handle a range of stories -- game coverage, features and profiles, rankings, all-area teams. But we also want a writer who goes beyond the scores to find interesting stories about players and coaches, to spot trends and to find dynamic tales. The ideal candidate will be able to develop strong sources across a range of sports. You will also contribute to multi-media work, including podcasts and videos. You will be part of a team covering a wide territory in a metropolitan area of 2.8 million people - offering plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and produce first-rate sports journalism. Previous experience with high school sports coverage is preferred. A strong social media presence is a must. Please include 6-8 writing samples when applying.

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.