Climate / Environment Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Winston-Salem, NC   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 21, 2023
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Climate/environment reporterThe Winston-Salem Journal, a Lee Enterprises company, is hiring a tenacious and experienced reporter to cover climate change and the environment in Northwest North Carolina.

The full-time position is funded by a grant from 1Earth Fund, a private nonprofit foundation that helps news organizations provide readers with information about climate change.

The ideal candidate will be able to explain and bring insight to readers on the complex issues surrounding climate change and build sources to produce daily and enterprise stories. The reporter must also have the ability to develop alternate story forms and to produce compelling digital storytelling by working with photojournalists, graphic artists and videographers. Drone certification is a plus, though not required. Experience covering climate change and the environment is a plus. The position will be based in Winston-Salem.

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.