Multi Media Journalist

Lee Enterprises Inc   Carbondale, IL   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 8, 2023
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The Southern Illinoisan is seeking a full-time multimedia journalist to join its award-winning staff. This position is for a general assignment news reporter who will work up to 40 hours per week, and carries a strong expectation of self-shot video and photo to accompany long form digital story-telling and the ability to act urgently in breaking news on our digital and print platforms.

The Southern Illinoisan, headquartered in Carbondale, is a tri-weekly newspaper in the Southern Illinois region - a vibrant market and home to Southern Illinois University, Giant City State Park and the Shawnee National Forest. Our collaborative newsroom values investigative and urgent breaking multimedia journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our ideal candidate is an experienced self-starter who will bring fresh ideas and creative storytelling skills to our newsroom.

Along with your resume, please include a cover letter, at least three published clips and three professional references.

This position is part of the Southern Illinois News Guild, a chapter of the United Media Guild. The Southern Illinoisan is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive newsroom.

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 .

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.