Date Posted February 18, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Quad-City Times/Moline Dispatch-Argus is seeking a smart, savvy reporter to cover businesses, their leaders and workers, and workplace and economic trends. The Quad-Cities, a cluster of riverfront cities in Iowa and Illinois with a metro area of about 475,000, is home to about 3,000 diverse employers, including the world headquarters of Fortune 500 Deere & Co., media company Lee Enterprises, a U.S. Army base, aerospace company Arconic, and Genesis Health Systems, a top Iowa-based healthcare provider. A number of mid-sized businesses, Mom & Pops, and Black and Hispanic businesses thrive on both sides of the river as well.

The ideal candidate can network and build a beat to find scoops and stories from the business community and the intersection of business and government, including breaking news, daily reporting and enterprise-focused pieces based on trends and analytics. This position is also the lead reporter for Quad-City Times Insight Magazine, a high-gloss quarterly business journal for CEOs.

The best candidates will be proven producers, with previous newsroom experience covering a business-related beat, though candidates with strong clips from other beats will be considered.

We’re a digital-first newsroom in a competitive media market, so live video and digital reporting skills are a must. So are a curious mind, clean writing style and an understanding of economics and commerce.

The Quad-Cities is a fun place to live and work, with many of 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 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 Quad-City Times 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. EOE

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