Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Butte, MT   Full-time
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The Montana Standard, the daily newspaper in Butte, MT - the nation's largest single historic district -- is seeking a sports editor to lead a staff dedicated to covering a region with a rich sports heritage. Our new hire also will collaborate with a team of 13 staffers statewide who have built an innovative and robust sports website (

We're looking for someone who can unearth nuggets of compelling content for both a loyal print readership and an increasingly savvy digital audience in a hearty former mining city with a strong sports culture and a colorful personality. Two city high schools and the NAIA's Montana Tech anchor our coverage, but our reach includes University of Montana Western in Dillon plus numerous small towns where sports are king. In addition, Silver Bow County is flush with people who are active year-round.

Duties include feature/game coverage and page-trafficking along with directing a second staffer. We emphasize content that will be well read not only in the Butte area but all of Montana. Periodic coverage of events of statewide importance for papers in Billings, Missoula, Helena and Hamilton also comes with the job. Coverage of University of Montana and Montana State University athletics by other 406 Sports staffers ensures hyper-local content.

Social and digital media skills are essential, and the ability to take photos/video is a big plus.

Once one of the most raucous mining towns in America, Butte is reinventing itself into one of the region's most livable communities. It is a hard-working city that also serves as a tourist destination for people who appreciate history and the wealth of outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains.

The Montana Standard is an equal opportunity employer with a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and a generous paid time off policy. Salary depends on experience.

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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 leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

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.
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Lee Enterprises Inc

Butte, MT