Intern - News

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on January 31, 2024
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The Quad-City Times is seeking applicants for a full-time 10-week news internship over the summer. The start date is flexible, and this position pays $15 per hour.

The successful candidate will get hands-on reporting experience covering a variety of beats for the award-winning Quad-City Times and Dispatch-Argus.

Qualified candidates should be inquisitive self-starters who are capable of producing compelling content for our digital and print platforms. Interns should feel empowered to find and pitch stories about our communities.

Applicants who are enrolled in a bachelor's program in journalism or a recent graduate of a program will be preferred. A valid driver's license, proof of auto insurance, reliable transportation and the flexibility to work some night and weekends are required.

The Quad-Cities is a cluster of cities on the banks of the Mississippi River that offer an affordable lifestyle with bigger-city amenities. The digital and traditional print media platforms of the Quad-City Times and Dispatch-Argus are part of Lee Enterprises, a dynamic media company committed to local news - and acquiring and growing outstanding journalists. The intern will work out of the combined newsroom in Davenport, Iowa.

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 73 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 33 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.