Assistant Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Tulsa, OK   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 8, 2023
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The Tulsa World, a Lee Enterprises company, is looking for an assistant sports editor to help lead editing, execute coverage plans and publish the work of sports reporters and photographers in print and online. This editor will also contribute to content to create the best daily local sports report. The editor will work with a team of sports reporters who are focused on covering high school sports and the athletic programs at Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University. This position reports to the high school and college sports editor. Candidates for this job should have experience editing content, print page design, posting breaking stories, planning coverage, organizing story budgets, making deadlines and familiarity with sports in Oklahoma. For this position, you have to be able to multitask as news breaks and stories are coming in on deadline. This position is based in Tulsa. The schedule for this position includes nights and weekends. As an editor, you will work with staff writers and staff photographers to contribute to the Tulsa World's daily report in print and online. This editor will focus on working with reporters on their stories, planning sports coverage and editing content, which will appear in the Tulsa World print edition, and in Tulsa World Magazine. In addition to creating content, this editor will also engage with audiences and connect content through social media and appear in Tulsa World videos and podcasts.

Those interested should upload a cover letter, résumé and five of your best clips as well as the stories behind that work. Address the cover letter to Editor Jason Collington.

About the Tulsa World

The Tulsa World, a Lee Enterprises news organization, has reported on the biggest stories in Oklahoma since 1905, before Oklahoma became a state. The mission of the Tulsa World is to produce an exclusive daily report focused on local news, business, arts, entertainment, sports and different perspectives of its community. That local, independent journalism is distributed in a daily printed newspaper seven days a week, online at and on the Tulsa World App, quarterly in the Tulsa World Magazine, and on videos and podcasts. In addition to the Tulsa World newsroom, the Tulsa World Media Company operates a full-service digital advertising and marketing agency that helps local businesses and organizations find new audiences.

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.