Take on the challenge of the biggest beat in Big Sky Country at the Missoulian, an award-winning daily/Sunday newspaper in Missoula, Montana; home to the state's flagship University of Montana, U.S. Forest Service Region 1 headquarters, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and a National Wilderness Area trailhead reachable by city bus.
Our ideal candidate will possess fascination with the natural world and the people who depend on it, and share it with readers and viewers who demand knowledgeable, insightful coverage. The beat keeps watch on the Forest Service, BLM and state land management agencies; a four-season recreation industry, and a locus of climate-change and environmental science.
The successful candidate possesses watchdog and feature-writing skills overlaid with an investigative aptitude and a strong visual sense. This beat crosses all other beat lines and involves collaborative projects with colleagues across the Rocky Mountain West. Strong video and podcast skills expected.
We offer full benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401 (k) and life insurance options, as well as a generous paid-time off policy.
The Missoulian is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 75 daily newspapers in 26 states, along with rapidly growing digital products and more than 350 weekly and specialty publications.
Please include resume, cover letter and links to recent stories. Minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply.