Public Safety Reporter-Rapid City, SD

Lee Enterprises Inc   Rapid City, SD   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 11, 2024
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Public Safety Reporter - Rapid City Journal

The Rapid City Journal, South Dakota's largest newspaper, is looking for a full-time public safety reporter eager to break news as well as deliver important watchdog journalism to our readers.

Covering the beat requires the ability to quickly file breaking news stories while juggling long-term investigative, enterprise and crime and court stories. We want a candidate who can ask tough questions, investigate trends and find fresh angles to pursue.

We have a vibrant and hardworking newsroom, which makes it a great environment for a new reporter to develop their skills and grow as a reporter and writer. We work hard and have fun.

A bachelor's degree in journalism or a related field is required. We will consider strong recent graduates with reporting experience. Social media and video experience is a plus.

Why Rapid City?

Rapid City is a scenic destination in the heart of America. Western South Dakota includes the Black Hills National Forest, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, countless lakes, streams and outdoor recreation opportunities and the largest ski resort this side of the Rockies.

The Black Hills also holds claim to historic Deadwood, a relic of the Wild West and home to some of the best gaming resorts in the region. The nearby wide-open spaces reflect that same Western flair as well. We have mild winters, gorgeous summers and great people.

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 which 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 and we participate in E-Verify. 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 at and search for Rapid City. Include a cover letter, resume and several work samples.