Sports Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Twin Falls, ID   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 4, 2023
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Sports Reporter-Twin Falls

The Times-News, the most prominent news organization in an eight-county region of southern Idaho known as the Magic Valley is seeking a sports reporter to help drive coverage of one of the country's most accomplished junior colleges and high school sports.

The College of Southern Idaho, which has won 20 NJCAA national championships across five sports, is a big deal here. So are the valley's 20+ high schools that compete in five different state classifications.

Twin Falls is the largest city in the Magic Valley, with a population of about 56,000. Retail shopping includes Costco, Target, Walmart, Fred Meyer and American Eagle, plus many others. Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Applebee's and Red Robin are among the chain restaurants. Outdoor opportunities abound - from hiking and cycling to skiing and watersports, even BASE jumping from the Perrine Bridge, which spans a canyon about 500 feet above the Snake River. It's the eighth highest bridge in the U.S. and the only legal destination nationally for year-round BASE jumping.

This is an exciting time to be part of change at the Times-News, part of the Lee Enterprises family of local newsrooms. The top editor joined late last year from USA TODAY to lead a vision built around serving community, connecting people, exploring issues, and celebrating successes. The sports editor came aboard in late May and has already impacted the local market. We're just getting started. Join us and make a difference.

A bachelor's degree in journalism is preferred. One or more years of multi-media journalism or related experience is required. The ability to produce timely reports in today's instant digital news environment is a must. 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 Twin Falls. Be sure to include a resume and links to a portfolio or website and references.