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Sports Reporter -- The (Auburn, N.Y.) Citizen

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, May 31, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in 53 markets in 23 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.5 million daily and 1.8 million Sunday, reaching four million readers daily. Lee's online sites attract 14 million unique visits monthly, and Lee's weekly publications have distribution of more than four million households. Lee's markets include St. Louis, Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Madison, Wis.; Davenport, Iowa; Billings, Mont.; Bloomington, Ill.; and Tucson, Ariz. Lee stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE. For more information about Lee, please visit www.lee.net.

    Job Description:

    The Citizen in Auburn, New York is searching for a Sports Reporter who has a passion for journalism and athletics. This person will join our award-winning sports department to cover the sports scene in Cayuga County, located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Our mission is to tell sports stories of all types, from coverage of local high schools, the Auburn Doubledays minor league baseball team and Syracuse University athletics, to features about recreational athletes and events in our communities. We're seeking someone with a bachelor's degree and experience at either a college newspaper or at a newspaper internship.

    The Citizen offers competitive benefits including but not limited to: Medical Insurance, 401(k) Program, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Dental Insurance and Paid Vacation. The Citizen is the region's dominant news, information and advertising provider and is a division of Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE). Our company is successful, growing and made up of high expectation people who are passionate about the communications business. Apply online at www.auburnpub.com or www.lee.net

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1258531
  2. Dennis Lin

    Dennis Lin New Member

    Anybody know much about The Citizen, or about Lee Enterprises in general?
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Lee doesn't pay well. Each paper is different. I know people who hate upper management, but don't mind those running the paper itself.
  4. Steve Guglielmo

    Steve Guglielmo New Member

    I sent in an application about 10 days ago and haven't gotten a call or anything. Is this typical?
  5. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Auburn, N.Y. and Auburn, Ala., take your pick.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Yes. Unless you get an interview, you'll get an e-mail in a few months stating you didn't get the job.

    How about sending an e-mail to the SE instead of relying on just the corporate HR process.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member


    Lee isn't terrrible. No one is getting rich, but I'll put their pay scale up against other national chains for papers of similar size. They haven't gone to furloughs (yet) and the staff cuts were at least reasonable. Par for the course in newspapers these days.

    My biggest gripe after working their for two years was the health care plan: the premiums and deductibles were too high.
  8. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    If only all places sent an email to let you know...
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