Assistant Local News Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   St Louis, MO   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 11, 2022
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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is seeking an editor to help guide our local news coverage and work with reporters to produce urgent, engaging and enterprising content. You will help plan daily coverage, oversee breaking news stories and oversee long-term investigative projects for all of our platforms, including digital and print.
The ideal candidate will have experience managing a team, helping sharpen reporters' writing and developing coverage plans. We want someone who is equally adept at working in a fast-paced environment, fielding breaking news, as well as developing strong enterprise ideas.
We also expect a digital focus, with, for example, strong headline and SEO skills. Strong time-management skills, the ability to work on tight deadlines and the ability to collaborate with other editors are musts. We are the leading news organization in the St. Louis region, but we want someone who can help us continue to elevate our local news coverage. This is a chance to help push the Post-Dispatch/stltoday.com to become even more urgent, more relevant and more enterprising.

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 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.