Managing Editor-Omaha, NE

Lee Enterprises Inc   Omaha, NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 19, 2024
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Managing Editor

The Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska's largest newsgathering organization, is seeking a managing editor to help inspire the talented staff and lead what's next in local journalism. This person will excel at journalism, bring digital savvy to the fore and appreciate the crucial role local reporting plays in our society.

The successful candidate will have direct supervision of a team of reporters and work with opinion content to bring community voices to The World-Herald. They will also understand that while news is unpredictable, strategy and planning for coverage helps elevate our work.

The managing editor, who will report directly to the executive editor, will have experience using journalism to represent the full vibrancy of local communities, including the pockets that are traditionally under covered. They will know that collaboration within the newsroom and outside its walls is key in a dynamic organization.

The ideal candidate will be steeped in journalism, with at least 10 years professional news experience, including time managing teams of journalists. They should be well versed in breaking news - from criminal justice to sports to politics - as well as creative enterprise across all sectors. They should know how to support journalists and help them grow, whether they are veterans or newer to the business.

If you are interested in the position, please upload a resume and a cover letter, addressed to Executive Editor Rachel Stassen-Berger, explaining how you would handle the job. All materials must be uploaded to the job portal at https://lee.net/careers/ (search for "Omaha") to be considered.

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 major subscription and advertising platform and a leading provider of local news and information, with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 weekly and specialty publications serving 73 markets in 26 states.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 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. We participate in Everify.