Sports Enterprise Reporter-Omaha,NE

Lee Enterprises Inc   Omaha, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 7, 2024
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Sports Enterprise Reporter-Omaha, NE

The award-winning Omaha World-Herald is looking for a sports enterprise reporter who loves to tell the off-the-court stories about the newsmakers, trends and systems that make for on-the-court success.

With the College World Series, three Division I colleges, pro teams in baseball, volleyball, indoor football and soccer, and a slew major sporting events over the last two decades - including the Olympic swim and figure skating trials - Omaha is major sports city full of fans who sell out stadiums and follow prep sports with a passion. Women and girls athletics are particularly beloved in the city and state, with the recent Volleyball Day event drawing 92,003 fans to Nebraska's football stadium. In a metro of nearly 1 million, Omaha has a vibrant downtown music and food scene, an explorable riverfront and is home to several Fortune 500 companies.

This reporter will focus on recruiting and the business of sports but will also tackle other major issues. How will the new NIL landscape work for major colleges in different conferences? How has the cost of youth sports shaped individual and team success at the prep level? How has the growth of women's sports shaped a new generation of athletes and coaches?

The ideal candidate loves to dig into important stories with strong reporting and clear writing while keeping a love for the sports moments that give us all joy. Ability to use data, speak Spanish, and provide other multimedia is a plus.This position would be based in Omaha, with frequent travel to Lincoln.

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 wit h 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 73 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 33 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We participate in Everify. 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 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 at https://lee.net/careers/ and search for Omaha. Be sure to upload a resume, clips that show your work and a cover letter, addressed to Sports Editor Sam McKewon, explaining how you would handle the job.