Public Safety Reporter

Mason City, IA 50401, USA Req #16205
Thursday, July 14, 2022

The Mason City Globe Gazette seeks a talented and accurate reporter who can apply their skills as a curious and colorful writer to our Public Safety beat. We’re looking for someone who can respond quickly and accurately to news as it develops and who can dig deep and ask tough questions as a community watchdog. You’ll also have the opportunity to write general assignment and feature stories.

Experience as a daily newspaper reporter is preferred. Social media and mobile reporting skills (photography, video, Facebook Live) are a must. So, what do you get? A close-knit, collegial newsroom with editors ready and willing to push you to do your best work. Some of the lowest living costs in the Midwest and a home less than a day’s drive away from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. Competitive wages, benefits, vacation time and a 401K are part of the package.

Please submit a resume, cover letter that explains what you’d do to develop sources and five of your best clips with your online application. 

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 leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

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.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Mason City, IA 50401, USA