Breaking News Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on February 1, 2024
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Seeking breaking news editor

The Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia, part of Lee Enterprises, is hiring a breaking news editor to drive coverage of trending topics.

We're looking for a collaborative and competitive leader who loves to grow audience and deliver high-impact journalism that resonates with our community.

Responsibilities include:

* Leading real-time coverage of breaking news, including live updates, alerts and social media posts, across the newsroom

* Working with journalists to ensure all content is optimized for digital audiences, including having related assets, video and SEO-friendly headlines

* Using analytics to inform newsroom coverage decisions and posting times to ensure maximize exposure

* Assisting with staff training to ensure best practices and helping newsroom leadership with strategic and long-range planning

* Coordinating with other Lee Enterprises Virginia newsrooms to share content

This position will work with all newsroom departments, including news and sports.

Founded in 1850, the Richmond Times-Dispatch is a 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner covering one of America's most dynamic communities. We value memorable and consequential journalism that consistently grows audience in our competitive market.

Why Lee?

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 which 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 major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 75 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 34 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we participate in E-verify. 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 at https://lee.net.careers and search for Omaha and to apply online.

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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 major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 75 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 34 million digital unique visitors.

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.