Crime and Breaking News Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Casper, WY   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 2, 2022
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The Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming's statewide newspaper, is seeking a crime and breaking news reporter who's curious, analytical and accurate to join our talented team.

You will be at the helm of our crime coverage. This means writing the article that gives readers details on the big ruling of the day as well as the watchdog piece that helps them understand the societal effects of the criminal justice system. Investigative skills and a dogged determination to get the story will set you apart.

We're also looking for someone who's ready to cover wildfires, crazy weather and anything else the Cowboy State throws your way. Wyoming produces a steady diet of breaking news, and you'll be tasked with covering it, whether in Casper or around the state.

The ideal candidate will have excellent time management and organizational skills, including the ability to work under deadline pressure while managing multiple responsibilities. Flexibility is critical. We want someone who is passionate about their beat but can drop everything when an urgent story breaks.

We take pride in being our state's top newspaper. We've been named the best daily in Wyoming for six of the last eight years, and we routinely break the state's biggest stories. Our reporters regularly take home awards at state, regional and national competitions, and we have a reputation for developing journalists, many of whom have gone on to major publications.

Outside the newsroom, Wyoming offers endless outdoor opportunities. We're at the base of a beautiful mountain range where you can hike in the summer and ski in the winter. Camping and world-class fishing are just a short drive out of town. Casper boasts the big-city offerings of restaurants, shopping, microbreweries and the arts while still giving you plenty of room to breathe. And if you're missing a big city, Denver is down the interstate.

The Casper Star-Tribune is a Lee Enterprises news organization. We offer a strong benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and vacation. We are an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity in our newsroom and encourage candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.

If this sounds like the job for you, then upload a resume and cover letter explaining why you're the best candidate at trib.com/workhere . Please include five of your best clips. If you have difficulty uploading your work, you can send it to Editor Joshua Wolfson at josh.wolfson@trib.com .

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.