Copy Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 1, 2022
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The Quad-City Times and Moline Dispatch-Argus is seeking a full-time sports copy editor/reporter to join our team.

Our two-state coverage area features approximately 45 high schools, several small colleges and the University of Iowa along with minor league baseball and hockey along with indoor football, an annual PGA Tour stop and one of the country's top road races each summer.

This position is a combination of working on the sports copy desk two to three nights per week and out in the field covering games along with writing player profiles and enterprise reporting a couple times per week.

We want someone with good time management and organizational skills, including the ability to deliver on deadline and handle multiple tasks. The ideal candidate needs to be comfortable using social media and compiling video interviews for our online audience. The individual must be willing to work nights and weekends.

We'd prefer candidates with previous newsroom experience, but recent college graduates with strong clips will be considered. We welcome diversity in our newsroom.

The Quad-Cities is a fun place to live and work, with all the amenities of a big city -- pro sports, big-name concerts, food and culture -- without the traffic and high cost of living.

This copy editor/reporter will join an award-winning sports staff with around 100 years of collective experience.

Applications must include a resume, cover letter and at least five writing examples.

We offer full benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off, and life insurance.

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.