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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is looking for a versatile, hard-charging and digitally focused baseball writer to join our award-winning St. Louis Cardinals coverage team. This is a chance to cover one of the most successful teams in Major League Baseball history, in a region known for its baseball fanaticism. This is not only a premier sports reporting position in our area, but your work will also be seen by fans across the country.

We want a reporter who is comfortable in all facets of a sports beat, from game coverage, to breaking news, to player profiles, to strong analysis. You will be working alongside a strong coverage team led by Derrick Goold, who is recognized as one of baseball’s best beat writers. The job entails a full range of pre-season, in-season and playoff coverage, and we’re open to new ideas on how to best cover the team on our digital platforms. The position includes responsibilities such as podcasts, live chats and videos. A strong social media presence is a must.

Three to five years of baseball-writing experience at the Major League level is preferred.

If you’re interested in joining our award-winning sports staff, in a city that is a hotbed of sports, please include a resume and 7-8 samples of your work.

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 leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee’s newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

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.