Albany Bureau Chief

Albany, NY, USA Req #17072
Tuesday, February 6, 2024




What happens in the state capitol – from closed-door dealmaking to the inner workings of state agencies – affects the everyday lives of Western New Yorkers.


The Buffalo News seeks an experienced enterprise beat reporter to cover this franchise topic, to serve as a watchdog over elected officials and bureaucrats; to chronicle how tax dollars are being spent – and in some cases, misspent; to track changes in state policy that have real-world consequences; and, most importantly, to uncover information vital to understanding life in New York that state officials would rather never see the light of day.


Our newsroom is focused on relentless enterprise – original reporting that you won’t find anywhere else. The Buffalo News is an award-winning news organization with a history of breaking the area's big stories and investing in journalism. We strive to hire talented and dedicated people who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.


This beat relies on deep reporting, good sources and public documents to generate ideas, not institutional meetings and news releases. The ability to use open records laws to build compelling stories is a must. Data skills and experience are a plus. Must have a proven ability to break news, turn around in-depth and quick-hit stories on tight deadlines and juggle the demands of reaching a digital audience. Candidates should have clips that show a knack for explaining why it all matters and providing the bigger context.


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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  • Albany, NY, USA