Lee Enterprises - Longview, WA

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Reporter The Daily News of Longview, Wash., is seeking a versatile reporter capable of contributing to both our print and online editions. We’re looking for a reporter who is energetic and passionate about the role journalism plays in a community. He or she should be a curious and thorough reporter and a good writer. We have won many prestigious regional and national awards, including our regional Society of Professional Journalists general excellence award in four out of the last six years, including the last two. We value enterprise reporting and we are quick to respond to breaking news.
      Duties of this position will include:

      * Coverage of local government, politics, schools and business in two of the communities within our circulation area.

      * At least one other major beat. Our immediate need is for someone familiar with issues and reporting on public health and the health care industry.

      *Occasional content management responsibilities for our website,

      Recent college graduates will be considered, but experience as a City Desk reporter and/or Online Producer is preferred. Other desirable qualifications include:

      *A record of success on a major beat for another publication.

      *Ability to cover night events on deadline.

      *Familiarity with social media.

      *Photo and/or photo editing skills.

      *Copy editing skills.

      We are located along the lower Columbia River within an hour’s drive of Portland , the Pacific Coast and Mount St. Helens .

      As part of Lee Enterprises, we offer a strong package of benefits, including medical, dental, vision and 401(k). See our Web site at . Learn about our parent company at

      Please apply with this two-stage procedure:

    • Apply online at . You will be able to attach your cover letter, resume and salary history.
    • Please provide at least three samples of your best reporting to City Editor at . Hyperlinks are acceptable for online-only presentations, but all writing samples should be attached as PDFs or MSWord files. Writing samples showcasing the candidate’s ability to relate health and health care issues to readers would be a major advantage, as would familiarity with the BLOX web content management system.
    • We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer.

      Job : News
      Primary Location : Washington-Longview-Longview Daily News

      Organization : Longview Daily News
      Schedule : Full-time

      Job Posting : Feb 20, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

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