Government and Politics Reporter

Phoenix, AZ, USA ● Tucson, AZ, USA Req #16924
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Are you a politics junkie who just happens to be a talented reporter? Here at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, a Lee Enterprises company, we have a great job for you. We’re looking for a reporter to cover politics and state government in Arizona, one of the key battleground states in the coming election year, which promises to be absolutely, well, nuts.


This ambitious beat will focus on Arizona’s U.S. Senate race, key southern Arizona congressional races, and the Legislature, with an emphasis on enterprise rather than quick turns. It’s an opportunity to make a huge impact in this metro area of more than a million people. Can you write about issues, politics and people without resorting to cliché?


We’re going to take some convincing that you’re the perfect person for this challenge. We’ll need to see great clips and a letter that demonstrates your ability to take command of this contentious, noisy beat and produce insightful stories that will help our readers understand the forces at play in Election 2024.

This is a position requiring some previous reporting experience. We offer competitive salary and benefits, great editors and colleagues, and one of the country’s best places to live. This reporter can live either in Tucson or Phoenix. Much of the work is expected to be done outside of the Star’s offices but you’ll be expected to spend some time in our newsroom as well.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents. 

Lee Enterprises is a major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors. 

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.


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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Tucson, AZ, USA