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Local Politics Reporter

Company: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated
Location: Napa
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Job Description:

Local Politics Reporter

Napa Valley Publishing is looking for a multi-media-savvy reporter to cover the politics and people of the city of Napa, the largest incorporated area in Napa County. The right candidate should have some experience covering politics and government and be interested in enterprise reporting. We're looking for someone who is interested in being a watchdog but who is also eager to write about the events and people that make the community special. The right person must have strong news judgment, be a self-starter and be inquisitive. We're also looking for someone able to tell stories in multiple ways, including video, sound, and data journalism. This is largely a Monday-Friday position, but night coverage and occasional weekend work will be necessary. Fluency in Spanish is a strong plus. Local candidates or candidates able to self-relocate only, please.

Key Responsibilities

  • Covering all aspects of Napa city politics, government and community.
  • Planning content, coverage on a weekly basis.
  • Multi-media savvy.


  • At least 2-3 years reporting experience preferred.
  • Self-motivated, innovative, and creative.
  • Must be able to manage multiple daily deadlines and multiple priorities while maintaining professionalism in the workplace.
  • Multi-media skills, such as video, photography, and audio.
  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field.
  • Must possess reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance.
  • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required upon offer of employment.


Excellent medical, dental and 401k with matching, and paid time off.

Who We Are

Napa Valley Publishing includes The Napa Valley Register, The St. Helena Star, The American Canyon Eagle, and The Weekly Calistogan. Napa Valley Publishing is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 23 states. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Applications should include a cover letter, resume, references and clips of their work.

Keywords: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, Napa , Local Politics Reporter, Other , Napa, California

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