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.