Iowa Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 20, 2024
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Iowa Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises is hiring an ambitious, competitive and innovative editor to lead sports coverage across our Iowa newsrooms, with an emphasis on developing University of Iowa and Iowa State athletics coverage.

We're looking for a collaborative and highly organized leader who loves to break news, grow audience and deliver high-impact and essential journalism to our communities across all platforms.

The portfolio includes The Quad-City Times, Sioux City Journal, The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Globe Gazette (Mason City), The Muscatine Journal and The Daily Nonpareil in Council Bluffs.

The Lee sports Iowa editor will directly oversee reporters covering University of Iowa and Iowa State athletics. He or she will also work with local reporters and editors to set coverage priorities, with an emphasis on enterprise and trend stories with fresh angles that have statewide appeal.

This editor will be an expert at leveraging analytics, video and multimedia to produce memorable journalism and build reader loyalty. We're looking for a thoughtful coach who has a passion for editing and working with reporters on story ideas.

You should consider applying if you meet most of these qualifications.

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.

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 www.lee.net.

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.