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Reporter (Columbus, Nebraska)

Wed, 03/06/2019 - 14:45 -- Steven J Rottinghaus
Full time

The Columbus Telegram is looking for a reporter who loves watchdog journalism and good storytelling that connects the functions of government with people’s lives.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable whether writing a feature story about a wastewater treatment, a profile of a polarizing public figure or the nitty-gritty of a contentions public meeting or election campaign. Experience with digital-first reporting using online platforms to break news, promote your work with social media platforms and telling stories in alternative forms is essential.  Reporting experience is preferred, but outstanding college graduates are welcome to apply.

The Telegram is a morning newspaper printed Tuesdays through Saturdays with a focus on Columbus and Platte County. Its regional newsroom also produces content for two weekly publications in nearby counties, the Schuyler Sun and The David City Banner-Press. Both newspapers are divisions of Lee Enterprises.

Columbus is perfectly located less than 1.5 hours from the two largest cities in Nebraska (Omaha and Lincoln) and has shown consistent growth since the 1990s.

The Telegram offers a complete benefits package which includes medical, dental and vision plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, and paid vacation and holidays.


If interested, apply online at www.lee.net/careers.  Search for this position by searching jobs in Columbus, NE.

Applications should include a resume, cover letter and three to five clips of your work.