University of Nebraska Sports Beat Writer

Lee Enterprises, Inc DBA Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln, Nebraska

Date Posted June 15, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
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Looking for a chance to cover some of the highest-profile, best-loved teams in college athletics?

The Lincoln Journal Star is looking for a versatile sports reporter who will be part of our HuskerExtra team covering University of Nebraska athletics, including NU women’s basketball, which just qualified for the NCAA Tournament and annually ranks in the top 20 teams nationally in attendance. The ideal candidate can write feature and game stories alike, break news on a variety of beats and loves to do podcasts and occasional videos as part of the job.

Here’s what’s in it for you – working for an award-winning, dynamic  HuskerExtra team that loves to tell stories and give their writers freedom to take big, creative swings covering programs that routinely draw big crowds for their events. At Nebraska, it’s not just football that generates interest – it’s volleyball, women’s basketball, wrestling, softball, baseball and soccer.

HuskerExtra provides the most in-depth coverage of NU sports with the biggest team of reporters, photographers and editors. We break stories, we make waves, we have fun. Our sports team is very much a team, joining for brainstorming, podcasts and projects. Because of high reader interest, sports stories often get A1 play in print and big daily digital promotion.

The Journal Star has brand new offices with modern work stations, a state-of-the-art video studio and comfortable collaborative spaces, our new offices don’t look (or smell) like a traditional newsroom.

Lincoln provides diverse cultural, entertainment and recreational opportunities befitting of a state capitol that doubles as home to a big flagship university. Our office sits on one of state’s best interconnected bike trails and the city is full of craft breweries, coffee shops and small, independent restaurants. The downtown Haymarket entertainment district is anchored by Pinnacle Bank Arena, home to NU’s two basketball teams, dozens of major concerts and a weekly Farmer’s Market each year.

The Journal Star offers an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays a generous time off policy including paid leave for new parents and a 401K with employer contributions. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. For more information about Lee, check us out at

If you have the talent we are looking for, apply at and search for Lincoln. Be sure to include a resume and links to clips and references.

Lee Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer and candidates must pass a post-offer 4-panel drug screen, MVR check and background check. We participate in E-Verify.