Illinois Reporter

East Moline, IL

About the job

Position at Dispatch-Argus

The Dispatch-Argus is seeking a dynamic reporter to cover the Illinois metro Quad-Cities, a region of about 450,000 along the Mississippi River border with Iowa.

The best candidates will have experience covering a range of topics or beats, with an emphasis on stories that capture a sense of place. We need a reporter who can cover a government meeting, write features with narrative flair and produce the enterprise stories that separate us from our TV competition.

We’d prefer candidates with previous newsroom experience, but recent college graduates with strong clips will be considered. We welcome diversity in our newsroom.

This reporter will join an experienced news team that works in conjunction with our sister paper, the Iowa-focused Quad-City Times.

The Quad-Cities is a fun place to live and work, with all the amenities of a big city – pro sports, big-name concerts, food and culture – without the traffic and high cost of living.

Applications must include a resume, cover letter and at least five writing examples.
Applications must include a cover letter, resume and five examples of your finest work.

We offer full benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off, and life insurance.

The Dispatch-Argus is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 75 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 specialty publications in 26 states. Lee’s newspapers have circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Lee’s digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. Lee’s markets include: St. Louis, Missouri; Buffalo, New York; Omaha, Nebraska; Richmond, Virginia; Lincoln, Nebraska; Madison, Wisconsin; Davenport, Iowa; and Tucson, Arizona. Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa, and our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE.

Seniority Level: Entry level

Industry: Marketing & Advertising Newspapers Online Media

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Marketing Public Relations