Government Reporter

Decatur, IL, USA Req #17117
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

The Herald & Review is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover government and related issues in our community.

Situated in the heart of Illinois, the Decatur area has a rich agricultural and industrial history. It is the home to the North American headquarters for Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Caterpillar Inc. It also hosts the Farm Progress Show, which attracts national political/industry leaders and international visitors, every other year.

Decatur is home to a private university, a community college that is vital to meeting our changing workforce needs, a thriving park district, a large recreational lake and access to a growing list of activities to keep its residents and visitors entertained.

The community is in the midst of a resurgence, with major industrial and community projects in the works. The next government reporter will have a front-row seat to our changing city, detailing for our readers what is going right — and what isn’t — along the way.

We value meaningful and memorable journalism that focuses on the voices of real people, starts conversations and offers a sense of place.  Our newsroom also seeks to offer opportunities for reporters to go beyond beat coverage and develop skills in which they have an interest.

Are you hoping to grow your video production skills, work more with data, hone your voice on long-form pieces or cultivate your FOIA chops?  Whatever it is, let's talk.

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.


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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Decatur, IL, USA