Sports Reporter - News - Local News

Lynchburg, VA, USA Req #17039
Thursday, January 25, 2024

The News & Advance has an opening for a sports reporter to join our team. Our newsroom is ideal for journalists looking for growth and opportunity.

This beat primarily focuses on covering Division I athletics at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Additional duties include helping with Division III athletics, high school sports, minor league baseball and occasional amateur golf matches. Travel during the LU football season is expected.

Experience with photography and videography is preferred but not required; we offer training opportunities for enthusiastic learners. Previous newspaper experience is preferred, but entry-level candidates with college experience will be considered.

You must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed. Lynchburg is located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. It has a thriving downtown and arts scene and is one of the best places anywhere to get outdoors for running, hiking, biking, and canoeing.


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.


Other details

  • Job Family News
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Lynchburg, VA, USA