High School Sports Reporter - Part Time

Lee Enterprises Inc   Opelika, AL   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on February 10, 2024
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The Opelika-Auburn News, a Lee Enterprises company, is looking for a part-time high school sports reporter who is capable of working in a professional newsroom covering important stories in a sports-loving community, and of capturing stories and images, both photos and video, from events for online and print subscribers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Writing compelling and well-sourced feature stories on area athletes and coaches. Producing a combination of daily stories and in-depth projects. Keeping track of local results and what athletes are doing at this level and the next. Ensuring that photo, video and graphics are in the planning aspect of each story. Writing breaking news stories for websites and social media platforms. Understanding the importance of online presentation and using social media to reach a growing digital audience. Adhering to all company policies.

Qualified candidates must possess the following:

A bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communications, strategic communications or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, 1-2 years at a newspaper, internship at large media outlet, or strong college newspaper experience in preferred. Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record.

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 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 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.