Who We Are

The Lincoln Journal Star is the premier news and information source in Southeast Nebraska. Along with the area’s leading daily newspaper, we publish several niche publications, have a direct mail operation, several web sites and a commercial printing operation.

The Journal Star is a division of Lee Enterprises with approximately 450 employees in many fields such as finance, advertising, circulation, editorial, engineering/maintenance, information systems, marketing, and production.

The Journal Star also owns and operates the Beatrice Daily Sun, Fremont Tribune, Columbus Telegram, Schuyler Sun, David City Banner Press and Plattsmouth Journal.

At the Lincoln Journal Star we provide many challenging and rewarding experiences as well as opportunities for advancement. We value our employees and recognize their contributions, which enable us to produce a high-quality and well-respected daily newspaper.

Our Continued Growth

The Lincoln Journal Star is one of only a handful of daily newspapers in the country that experienced circulation growth this past year.

Currently we have a circulation of 76,374 daily and 83,674 Sunday. We reach 75.2% of readers in Lancaster County on a weekly basis. Our main website, journalstar.com, is a leading website in the area with an average of over 600,000 visits per month.

An Industry Leader

Lee Enterprises is a 112-year-old company with a passion for local newspapers and a strong belief in their future. We own 52 daily newspapers and a joint interest in six others, along with associated online services. We are based in Davenport, Iowa, and our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE.

Lee and its associated companies have more than 11,000 employees.In Lee, we value people as our most important asset. We emphasize employee training and development, and our employee benefits are regarded as among the best in the industry.

Lee has become the 12th largest newspaper company in the country, and we are the premier group serving midsize communities. Our 52 newspapers in 23 states have combined circulation of 1.1 million daily and 1.2 million Sunday.


Lincoln was a two-newspaper town for much of its history. The Lincoln Star, owned primarily by Lee Enterprises, was the morning paper and the Lincoln Journal, owned primarily by the Seacrest family, published in the evening. That changed in 1995 when Lee bought out the Seacrests, closed the evening newspaper and introduced an expanded Lincoln Journal Star.

With the benefit of a new press and new production facility, the newspaper was redesigned in July 2000 and expanded again. New or revamped sections include a weekly entertainment tabloid, Husker Extra, a science and technology section, a Sunday section of community news, a health section, a fitness page, an education section, a families section, a home and garden section, and a “Back Page” for women readers. The new press also allows the Journal Star to operate a significant commercial printing business and produce numerous niche products such as Neighborhood Extra, Wheels For You and Work For You.

Contact Information

Only applications for posted positions are accepted at the Journal Star.

For questions about specific openings, candidates can reach the Human Resources Administration at (402) 473-7121.