Municipal Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 18, 2024
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Make your mark in our award-winning newsroom. The Quad-City Times and Dispatch-Argus, daily publications in the Quad-Cities, are seeking a municipal reporter to help drive our news coverage in a competitive media market of nearly 385,000 people.

We prioritize enterprise and watchdog reporting and are looking for a reporter who seeks innovative ways to tell the best stories.

The beat includes coverage of city issues on the Illinois side of the Quad-Cities - Moline, East Moline and Rock Island - along with general assignment stories. The reporter will work out of the Davenport, Iowa, newsroom.

Apply at and search for Davenport as the location. When applying, please submit the following items: a cover letter; a resume detailing relevant journalism experience; and five examples of published journalism work.

Quad-Cities is a cluster of cities on the banks of the Mississippi River that offer an affordable lifestyle with bigger-city amenities. The digital and traditional print media platforms of the Quad-City Times and Dispatch-Argus are part of Lee Enterprises, a dynamic media company committed to local news - and acquiring and growing outstanding journalists.

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 74 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 34 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

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.