The award-winning Arizona Daily Sun, a Lee Enterprises company, covering Flagstaff and other gateway communities to the Grand Canyon, seeks a cops and courts reporter who will tackle breaking news, important trials and a variety of other stories in the northern Arizona area.
Skills and natural talents should include dogged determination, rapid response abilities, interviewing via phone, reporting from remote locations using wireless technology, the ability to cultivate sources, familiarity with social media for communication and research, and photography and/or video skills — or willingness to learn.
Although the focus of the job is cops and courts, Daily Sun reporters cover all sorts of different stories, from breaking news to in-depth stories that examine important issues in the community. You’ll need an inquisitive mind, sharp writing skills and an appreciation for life in a growing college town. Photo and social media skills would be a plus. Evidence of in-depth reporting, storytelling skills and multimedia abilities will all be significant advantages to your candidacy. The typical work week includes an occasional weekend shift.
- Must have a degree in journalism or equivalent combination of experience and education
- Previous experience on a daily newspaper a plus
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work flexible schedule, which will include nights, weekends and holidays
- Excellent organizational skills
- Demonstrated skill and ability with multi-media platforms
- Demonstrated newswriting and reporting ability
- Ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast-paced environment
- Work within a team environment
The opportunity for impactful, career-building reporting is here.
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 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. 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 www.lee.net.
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.