Local News Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Carbondale, IL   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 8, 2022
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The Southern Illinoisan seeks a top Local News Editor to dive into a busy university news market and create an electrifying culture driven by a web-first and breaking news approach.

Leading candidates will have a demonstrated acumen for growing digital readership and analytics through the dogged and efficient use of digital news platforms. Urgency in breaking news first and best, capturing recorded and live-streamed video of the market's biggest breaking and developing stories, tackling hard-hitting investigative projects with multiple digital storytelling layers and working as a team with Lee Enterprises' other Illinois and greater Midwestern news markets are all key qualities sought for this position.

We've done print well her for years. This market is ready to take the next step into cutting-edge digital journalism, and we need a leader who understands how to do that. We also seek someone who will jump into the strong local culture that comes with a market nestled in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and that is home to Southern Illinois University, a Carnegie-class research institution and the state's second-largest public university.

Are you a next-level news editor ready to serve a market hungry for a robust digital news product? Apply today!

The Southern Illinoisan is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising, serving 77 markets in 26 states. Lee's newspapers have daily circulation of 1.2 million and our websites reach more than 43 million digital unique visitors. Check us out at www.lee.net.


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.