Assistant Opinions Editor

Richmond, VA, USA Req #5071
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Richmond Times-Dispatch’s award-winning Opinions section is seeking a digitally savvy, experienced journalist who can write solutions-based editorials as well as help edit our compelling op-ed pages and Letters to the Editor. The RTD is Virginia’s news leader, with a vibrant Opinions section that’s a marketplace of ideas. The Virginia Press Association recently recognized RTD Opinions with the 2020 D. Lathan Mims Award for Editorial Leadership. We’re looking for someone who will continue making the Opinions page a reason to read and subscribe to the RTD.


In this job, the successful candidate would:

-Work with Opinions Editor and Associate Opinions Editor on editorial direction and content.

-Write solutions-based editorials that could be used across Lee Enterprises’ Virginia properties.

-Help edit and coordinate daily op-ed pages, assisting in selecting locally written op-eds and syndicated columnists.

-Prepare and edit the daily Letters to the Editor section.

-Participate in editorial board meetings with newsmakers, policymakers and community members, including the RTD Opinions Community Advisory Board.

-Amplify our social media presence through innovative multimedia efforts.

-Have expertise in AP style.

-Have at least five years of experience in daily journalism.


Applicants must submit three to five writing samples.


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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Richmond, VA, USA