Sports Reporter-Missoula, MT

Lee Enterprises Inc   Hamilton, MT   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 2, 2024
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The go-to sports website in Montana is seeking an ambitious and enterprising reporter to cover western Montana high schools, primarily in the Bitterroot Valley, and support coverage of University of Montana athletics.

This is a new full-time position that will work out of The Missoulian and Ravalli Republic newsrooms. The ideal candidate will be a jack-of-all-trades, writing features, covering games, building relationships, and helping to manage print page production. is Lee Enterprises' statewide sports website, bringing together coverage from across the Last Best Place - including high schools from Billings to Missoula to Kalispell, the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference with Montana and Montana State, and the NAIA's Frontier Conference with Carroll College in Helena, Montana Tech in Butte, and the University of Providence in Great Falls.

There will be opportunities to write University of Montana features and Griz football sidebars.

Nicknamed the Garden City, Missoula is an outdoor recreation haven situated in a valley surrounded by five mountain ranges and boasting three rivers. In addition to skiing, mountain biking, hiking, trail running and river-floating, Missoula has a rich arts and entertainment scene, a bustling downtown with a variety of restaurants, bars and breweries. Hand-picked to film many of the outdoor scenes in the popular television show "Yellowstone," the Missoula and Bitterroot valleys are less than three hours from Glacier and Yellowstone national parks.

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.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 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 by job title.