University of Iowa Athletics Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 11, 2024
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University of Iowa Athletics Reporter

Lee Enterprises, Inc. is hiring an aggressive and ambitious reporter to cover University of Iowa athletics on and off the field.

This person will be the authoritative voice on Hawkeyes sports, providing must-have content to a hungry audience. This reporter will be based in Iowa City, delivering content across the state. Our Iowa news organizations include The Quad-City Times, Sioux City Journal, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Globe Gazette (Mason City), The Muscatine Journal and The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs.

We're looking for a gifted journalist who will consistently break news and deliver scoops on this highly competitive beat, while creating compelling, unexpected and memorable journalism on all platforms.

The right candidate will:
  • Demonstrate an eye for enterprising angles: Context and analysis are crucial parts of successful beat coverage
  • Have a passion for local news and the communities that depend on it
  • Be able to demonstrate their ability to build an online audience
  • Enjoy collaborating with reporters across the company to tell bigger stories and tackle bigger issues
Other qualities that will be helpful in this role:
  • Demonstrated ability to drive online subscriptions
  • Experience shooting and editing video
  • Previous experience covering a collegiate beat
Please attach or link to your online application and at least five examples that showcase your creativity and range as a journalist, including one non-writing example (podcast, video, social media post, etc.).

You should consider applying if you meet most of these qualifications.

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

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.