Local News Editor

Carbondale, IL, USA Req #4866
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The Southern Illinoisan seeks a top Local News Editor to dive into a busy university news market and create an electrifying culture driven by a web-first and breaking news approach.

Leading candidates will have a demonstrated acumen for growing digital readership and analytics through the dogged and efficient use of digital news platforms.  Urgency in breaking news first and best, capturing recorded and live-streamed video of the market's biggest breaking and developing stories, tackling hard-hitting investigative projects with multiple digital storytelling layers and working as a team with Lee Enterprises' other Illinois and greater Midwestern news markets are all key qualities sought for this position.

We've done print well her for years.  This market is ready to take the next step into cutting-edge digital journalism, and we need a leader who understands how to do that.  We also seek someone who will jump into the strong local culture that comes with a market nestled in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and that is home to Southern Illinois University, a Carnegie-class research institution and the state's second-largest public university.

Are you a next-level news editor ready to serve a market hungry for a robust digital news product?  Apply today!

 The Southern Illinoisan is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising, serving 77 markets in 26 states.  Lee's newspapers have daily circulation of 1.2 million and our websites reach more than 43 million digital unique visitors.  Check us out at www.lee.net.


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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Carbondale, IL, USA