If you have a passion for covering smaller communities and using all of the skills of a community journalist, the River Valley Media Group would like you to join our team covering the communities of La Crescent, Minn., Onalaska, Wis., Holmen, Wis., and West Salem, Wis., for the Houston County News, Onalaska-Holmen Community Life and the West Salem Coulee News.

We have an opening for a complete community journalist – a driven writer, photographer and storyteller, who knows that protecting the people’s right to know is as important as capturing the spirit of a community festival. An interest and ability to cover local government is key.

As a member of the RVMG’s weekly editorial team, you’ll be working with one of the most experienced, award-winning groups of seasoned journalists in the Midwest. We thrive on doing hometown journalism. Our aspirations are to give our communities the best coverage possible. We are truly looking for someone who relishes the role of a multifaceted journalist and has a passion for weekly newspapers and community journalism.

You’ll be living life adjacent to the Mississippi River in a greater community steeped in healthy living, education and personal growth. We’re looking for a journalist who has already cut their teeth in newspapers and is looking to stamp their mark in the world of community journalism. Exceptional college graduates are also encouraged to apply.

If you can cover a regional spelling bee with the same enthusiasm that you have for covering an election or a trial, and you enjoy publishing your work both in print and digitally, we’d like to talk to you about joining our team.

The right candidate will be enthusiastic, responsible and able to meet deadlines, and the candidate must be able to cover evening and weekend assignments. Candidates must have a good driving record and provide their own insured vehicle.

Lee Enterprises offers a great benefit package to its full-time employees, which includes retirement, medical, dental and vision plans, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance and long-term disability.

For consideration, please complete our online application at Applications should include a cover letter, resume, three references and five clips of your work.

Application deadline: Friday, August 5, 2016