Education Reporter

Napa, CA, USA Req #16067
Monday, May 16, 2022

The Napa Valley Register is seeking an experienced reporter to cover education throughout the county, producing a combination of daily news stories, smart and compelling news features as well as in-depth, numbers based enterprise journalism. 


Our mantra is that we don’t just cover the “what,” we cover the “so what.” We want to reach people who have children in the local districts, ones in private/charter schools, ones without children and the youth themselves. The county is also home to Napa Valley College – a two-year institution – as well as Pacific Union College, a four-year Seventh Day Adventist institution. 


We’re looking for a reporter who can spot the trends, illuminate the issues and unpack complex issues. The beat offers variety – features, political coverage, budgets and breaking news, and you’ll have an opportunity to stretch your talents. The best candidates will be proven producers, with previous newsroom experience covering a related beat, though candidates with strong clips from other beats will be considered.


Our ideal candidate has at least three years of daily journalism experience, comfortable with still photography and video, and fluent in Spanish. The tentative shift for the position is Tuesday to Saturday, and the salary is $50,000 per year.


Napa County is a fun and vibrant place to live and work with many of the charms of a smaller community while still being a bit more than an hour away from the East Bay and 90 minutes from San Francisco. 


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 the nation’s fourth-largest 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 respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 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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five examples of your finest work.

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  • Napa, CA, USA