Lead Editorial Producer

Lee Enterprises Inc   Charlottesville, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 2, 2023
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The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va., is seeking Lead Editorial Producer. This position will be responsible for line editing daily and long-form copy; helping reporters to pursue leads and craft well-researched, engaging stories; updating the website; planning out pages; writing headlines, cutlines, etc.; and proofing pages. The position requires strong copy and content editing skills, an eye for design and dedication to the importance of daily news.

The ideal candidate for the Lead Editorial Producer will be required to shepherd copy through the editing and production process and to work with reporters to produce sparkling copy. This position will report to the city editor and will generally work Monday through Friday, with hours from 1:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., or until the print pages are ready to go to press. As needed, the producer will work 10:30 until 8 p.m. one day a week. This person will:

• Serve as central communicator between reporters, editors and Design Center to produce daily print and digital pages.

• Edit stories for print and digital products.

• Monitor workflow between news staff and design center.

• Proof pages and content.

• Coach reporters to optimize stories for print and digital storytelling.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


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.