State Government Reporter-Bismarck, ND

Lee Enterprises Inc   Bismarck, ND   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 10, 2024
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State Government Reporter-Bismarck, ND

The Bismarck Tribune, the newspaper in the capital of North Dakota, has an opening for a full-time state government reporter.

The Tribune is a leader in covering state government and politics, a key watchdog role for the state. North Dakota has a Republican supermajority, which heightens the importance of strong reporting on the state Capitol.

The successful candidate will be expected to write daily stories as well as long-term investigative and enterprise stories. North Dakota has recently made national headlines for its abortion ban, legislation on culture war issues, and the prospect of Gov. Doug Burgum being Donald Trump's running mate. The beat also includes coverage of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the future Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library and North Dakota's congressional delegation.

The position is based in the Tribune newsroom when the Legislature is not in session, with space to work at the Capitol when legislators are in session every two years. We prefer candidates with previous reporting experience, but also will consider strong recent graduates.

The Tribune and its reporters routinely win statewide awards for their coverage. We have a strong culture of collaboration in our newsroom, which makes it a great environment for a reporter to develop skills and grow in the profession.

Bismarck and neighboring Mandan are along the Missouri River with miles of trails for outdoor recreation, along with a growing food and culture scene. The region also offers prime hunting and fishing opportunities and an easy drive to a national park. Bismarck-Mandan is a fun place to live and work, with the amenities of a big city without the traffic and high cost of living.

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 for Bismarck.