Lee Enterprises Inc   Billings, MT   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 10, 2023
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Reporter-Billings Gazette

The Billings Gazette is Montana's largest newspaper in the state's largest metro area, and we're expanding the size of our newsroom. Our readership is growing and for the seventh time in eight years we've been named the best newspaper in Montana.

We're looking for a reporter to cover cops and courts, and spot news. Our newsroom is a mix of smart young reporters and veterans, and is part of a network of four other Montana newspapers and a state capitol bureau. The newsrooms share planning and resources and daily copy, which allows reporters more time to work on bigger, deeper pieces and also be able to publish breaking news quickly.

We are offering more than a good job with a good paper. Billings is a growing city in a beautiful part of the country. We have a vibrant, walkable downtown with fine dining, performing arts centers, live music venues, art galleries, and more than our share of craft brew pubs. And, if getting out of the house is your passion, we also have mountains, rivers, dog parks, fly fishing, hunting, cycling, hiking, skiing and more.

This is a full-time guild position with a minimum wage of $42K, and more with experience. The ability to produce timely reports in today's instant digital news environment is a must. A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field and a multi-media journalism is preferred. New graduates are welcome to apply.

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 which 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 75 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 and we participate in E-verify. 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 at and search for Billings. Be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and links to a portfolio or website and references.