News Reporter

Columbus Telegram   Columbus, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 20, 2022
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Join the Action with a Winning Team!
 
The Action!

The Columbus Telegram, an award-winning daily newspaper in northeast Nebraska, is looking for an energetic reporter to lead its coverage of Schuyler, Nebraska for the Schuyler Sun a nearby community. The reporter will publish stories about government, schools and the people in the community.  Schuyler is a community about 16 miles west of Columbus.  The incumbent benefits from smaller community living, yet is only a short drive to Lincoln and Omaha to tap into bigger city amenities such as sports, nightlife, museums and much more!  

The Winning Team

Our reporters collaborate with team members and editors in the newsroom to produce the highest quality news stories our subscribers expect! The Telegram team has each other’s back and comes together for bigger events and projects. The reporter will be based at the Columbus office but will become a recognized member of the Schuyler community by becoming a resource of information. We encourage the reporter’s participation in community organizations and events.

Are you Ready?

Can you find the action and report it?  The successful candidate will be skilled in writing, photography, videography and social media. Preference will be given to candidates with a journalism degree, although internships and experience will be considered.  New graduates are welcome to apply! The successful candidate should enjoy getting to know people in the community. 

What is in it for you?

Columbus with a population of 23,500 has the amenities needed to live the Good Life in Nebraska and is close to the big cities of Omaha and Lincoln. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun, including hunting, hiking, kayaking, golfing and cycling.

Besides working with a dedicated and supportive team, Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages a, synergistic work environment and career growth opportunities.  We offer a comprehensive very affordable benefit program, which includes medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD, and life insurance.  We also offer time off and a 401K program. 

If YOU have the talent we are looking for, apply today. Include a cover letter, resume, and several work samples.

Lee Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer, and candidates must pass a post offer drug screen, driving record check, and background check.