Lee Enterprises Local News Editor in Davenport, Iowa
Local News Editor
News & EditorialDavenport, Iowa
Position at Quad-City Times
The Quad-City Times is looking for an experienced journalist to serve as local news editor, continuing our momentum as we improve coverage for our region across all platforms.
The Quad-City Times is a 40,000 circulation daily that sits on the banks of the Mississippi River and covers a growing community that spans Iowa and Illinois. The Quad-Cities has an active running scene, a thriving music scene and one of the premium art museums in the Midwest. It’s also family friendly and affordable, with great schools. It’s a great place for any journalist who loves politics, with Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status.
Our team was named among 10 Newspapers That Do It Right this year by Editor & Publisher (http://bit.ly/2lWfRQM). We have a proven passion for innovation and we are looking forward to more.
We have an executive editor who has a passion for enterprise work and journalism that makes a difference. If you are driven, you’ll get a chance to do the best work of your career here.
We’re looking for someone with a track record of improving the culture and products you’ve been charged with, someone with sound news judgement and a solid journalism background for coaching reporters through the tough stories and the fun stories.
In this job you will:
Coach reporters and photographers during all phases of reporting – before, during and after story completion -- while encouraging independent thinking and initiative.
Lead detailed coverage plans for breaking news -- online and in print.
Edit content throughout the day as needed.
Launch new products and initiatives.
Work collaboratively with the planning editor, city editor and digital editor to put out the best journalism – daily and enterprise, online and in print.
When applying, please include resume, cover letter, and five examples of work you’ve led.
The Quad-City Times offers a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, life, vision, and 401K retirement.
The Quad-City Times (www.qctimes.com) and Lee Enterprises, Inc. (www.lee.net) are Drug-free, Equal Opportunity Employers.