Executive Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Buffalo, NY   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on January 30, 2024
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EXECUTIVE SPORTS EDITOR

The Buffalo News seeks an executive sports editor to lead its award-winning team.
Sports isn't just a pastime in Buffalo, it's an obsession. This is a big-league sports town that loves its Bills and Sabres. Loyal fans crave daily information about what's happening on and off the field of play.

And the Bills and Sabres aren't the only game in town: We are home to the NLL-champion Bandits and the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. Big 4 college athletics have a passionate following, and there are more than 100 high schools within our coverage area. Bottom line: There is plenty to cover here.

The ideal candidate will be a digitally savvy leader with a proven track record of growing audience with unique sports coverage. Using analytics and experience, this editor will help our talented staff elevate their storytelling and break news.

The successful candidate will be an innovator who embraces change and has a keen interest in product development. This leader isn't afraid to experiment with multimedia storytelling and has the ability to reinvent coverage to keep readers engaged. In this role, the ability to manage change and effectively deploy resources is as important as knowing about the Electric Company and the French Connection.

The executive sports editor is also a key member of the newsroom leadership team who will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in other departments.

We strive to hire talented and dedicated people who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Interested? We want to hear from you. When applying, please share examples of successful audience and digital strategies that lead to reader growth.

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. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 33 million digital unique visitors.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. 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.