Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Columbus, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on September 8, 2022
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Are you looking to advance your career?

The Columbus Telegram, a Lee Enterprises Inc. publication, is seeking a full-time sports editor to handle and coordinate sports coverage for the community and surrounding area. Coverage includes stories for the Telegram, Schuyler Sun and David City Banner Press. The editor in this role plans content and works with other staff, photographers/videographers and freelancers to cover and assign a wide array of sports and recreational activities in the community. The sports editor is also directly involved in live coverage and producing photos, videos and stories for local sporting events.

Are you ready?

The successful candidate will be skilled in editing, coaching reporters, writing, photography, videography and social media and will be innovative to increase and enhance our digital sports offerings. If you have these skills and are a talented writer who can develop compelling, timely, well-sourced sports stories and meet deadlines this may be the role for you! Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in journalism and/or two or more years covering sports. Good editing judgment is a must. Evening and weekend work is required.

What is in it for you?

Besides working with top-notch talented professionals, Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a supportive, team-oriented work environment with career growth opportunities. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefit program, which includes medical, dental, vision, LTD, STD and life insurance. We also offer generous time off including paid parental leave for new parents. Our 401K program includes employer contributions. We support career growth opportunities!

Come grow with us!

Columbus has a great growing downtown area, an incoming Fieldhouse, a new community building which will house a children's museum and an expanded library, Aquatic Center, Pawnee Plunge Water Park, horse races, nearby lakes, a Speedway, and two fine golf courses. Columbus, a town of 24,000, is located a short 80-minute drive to Lincoln and 90 minutes to Omaha, NE where you can enjoy nightlife, zoos, museums, major concerts, University of Nebraska sporting events and more!

If you believe you are the successful candidate, apply at and search for Columbus, Nebraska.

Lee Enterprises is a leader in providing high-quality local news with 77 daily publications in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. 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 respect diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

All offers are contingent upon candidates passing a post-offer

4-panel drug screen, MVR Check, and background check. We participate in E-verify.