Local News Editor-Beatrice, NE

Lee Enterprises Inc   Beatrice, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on March 21, 2024
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Local News Editor-Beatrice, NE

The Beatrice Daily Sun is seeking a local news editor to work with two staffers and other neighboring editors to develop and implement coverage plans, to be a presence in the community and to use shared content and tools to drive digital growth. This job requires a candidate who can multitask, as this person will oversee day-to-day newsroom operations.

This position works on news budgets and planning, ensures stories are ready for immediate digital posting, ensures an effective workflow, edits stories and produces daily news stories.

Content needs vary, and the ideal candidate will be comfortable and flexible both writing and editing a variety of topics from local government, crime and courts, business and sports to penning features and community interest pieces, varying by need. This person should also feel comfortable with AP style.

The successful candidate will have supervisory or senior-level reporting experience and is able to juggle the demands of both digital and print journalism. Top candidates will have the ability to develop strong community connections and understand the importance of digital reporting in today's world. Photography and video experience is preferred.

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 Beatrice. Be sure to include a resume and links to a portfolio or website and references.