Growth and Development Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Madison, WI   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 19, 2024
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Madison is the fastest-growing city in Wisconsin. New apartments and shops are popping up everywhere, rents are skyrocketing and businesses are expanding. The Wisconsin State Journal is creating a growth and development beat, and if you're ready to help us carve a path for this important coverage we want to hear from you.

This reporter will cover breaking development news but will also write enterprise stories on issues such as the housing crisis. The ideal candidate is someone who uses data to hold agencies accountable and tell important stories, but doesn't forget to tell the stories of the people affected by growth. This reporter might take readers into a $1 million home one day and into the middle of a debate over historic preservation the next. Development and growth are the biggest issues facing the region right now, so if you want to be at the forefront of this coverage, apply today.

To be considered for the position, applicants must apply online at As part of your online application, please attach a cover letter and five samples of your work or links to five recent stories. If you've done video work, please also include links to three recent videos.

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 11.

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. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 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.