State Government Reporter

Lee Enterprises Inc   Madison, WI   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 22, 2024
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The Wisconsin State Journal, south-central Wisconsin's leading news organization, is seeking an aggressive reporter to join its state government reporting team.

This is both the opportunity you've been looking for and the hardest job you'll ever love. As one of two Capitol reporters, you'll be expected to produce high-impact enterprise and watchdog stories amid the daily demands of reporting in a supercharged partisan environment. Coverage areas include all three branches of state government, politics and elections in a vibrant and constantly evolving political culture that is often in the national spotlight.

Experience in accountability reporting, aggressive use of public records laws, facility with data and an ability to develop sources and establish trust and credibility on both sides of the aisle is required. This position also demands an ability to report in real time for our online platforms and via social media, and an aptitude or desire to shoot video. At least three years of daily newspaper reporting experience is preferred. Past political coverage is desired, but a can-do attitude and demonstrated work ethic matter more.

To be considered for the position applicants must apply online at by April 21, 2024. Please include a cover letter and five samples of your work or links to five recent stories.