Sports Editor-Rapid City, SD

Lee Enterprises Inc   Rapid City, SD   Full-time
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Sports Editor-Rapid City, SD

The Rapid City Journal in the Black Hills of western South Dakota is looking to hire an enthusiastic sports editor to run a department covering high school, college, and semi-professional sports. This position will work with the sports team daily and will manage the print production of the sports section. The editor in this role plans content and works with other staff, photographers/videographers and freelancers to cover and assign a wide array of sports and recreational activities in the community. The sports editor is also directly involved in live coverage and producing photos, videos, and stories for local sporting events.

The successful candidate will be able to manage a fast-paced schedule, develop new talent and guide story ideas and production, have a commanding grasp of journalism, ethics, and storytelling.

  • Experience in sports reporting and journalism
  • Editor experience preferred
  • Strong leadership and communications skills
  • A strong knowledge of AP Style, excellent grammar and spelling skills
  • A bachelor's degree in journalism (or related field)/equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and news sense
  • Understanding of SEO and audience engagement tactics
  • Ability to work on a deadline and turn stories quickly
  • Reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and insurance
The Journal covers the South Dakota sports scene west of the Missouri River, a geographical and cultural marker that runs through the middle of the state. Western South Dakota features more than three dozen high schools, American Legion baseball, two Division II colleges, an Arena Football League team, an ECHL hockey team and several pivotal PRCA rodeos. High school sports are king in the Rushmore State, but the region offers a wide range of opportunities to cover sports at the amateur and professional levels.

Why Rapid City?

Rapid City is a scenic destination in the heart of America. Western South Dakota includes the Black Hills National Forest, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, countless lakes, streams and outdoor recreation opportunities and the largest ski resort this side of the Rockies.

The Black Hills also holds claim to historic Deadwood, a relic of the Wild West and home to some of the best gaming resorts in the region. The nearby wide-open spaces reflect that same Western flair as well. We have mild winters, gorgeous summers and great people.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises, Inc. 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 743 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 34 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 .

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 at and search for Missoula. Be sure to include a cover letter, resume, and links to clip (or clips) of your work.
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Lee Enterprises Inc

Rapid City, SD