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Lee Enterprises Inc   Fredericksburg, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 23, 2024
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The Free Lance-Star seeks an enterprising full-time journalist to join its award-winning team covering local sports in the Fredericksburg region.

Candidate must be able to:

• Write clear, concise and accurate stories using AP Style;

• Shoot and edit video, as well as create other digital components to stories;

• Build and maintain open lines of communication with beat sources;

• Be proficient in sports game and feature writing;

• Be available to work nights and weekends;

• Write on deadline while producing several stories each week;

• Help 1-2 nights per week in producing the print edition;

• Take initiative to find story ideas and write others that are assigned;

Whether you're an aspiring reporter or an experienced journalist, we want to hear from you!

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume with references, and at least three clips to Managing Editor Jake Womer at and Sports Editor Steve DeShazo at .


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.