Opinion Page Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 8, 2022
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Opinion page editor

The Richmond Times-Dispatch, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in Virginia's capital city, is seeking an editorial page editor who can lead the community in civil discourse about issues critical to life in the Richmond region and the entire state.

Our next editorial page editor is someone who will focus on highlighting a variety of voices and perspectives on our digital platforms, our daily editorial page and our Sunday commentary pages.

A successful candidate should be able balance writing several local editorials each week, working with columnists, editing submitted op-eds and reviewing letters to the editor. We seek someone with a minimum of five years of general news experience and two years' experience writing or editing commentary. A knowledge of Richmond and Virginia news, politics and history is strongly encouraged.

Our editorial editor will work closely with the executive editor and the publisher, as well as the community at large. A strong digital focus is vital to this role.

Qualified candidates should send writing samples and a resume to Richmond Times-Dispatch Executive Editor Chris Coates at ccoates@timesdispatch.com .

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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.