Journalist - PT - Charlottesville

Lee Enterprises Inc   Charlottesville, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 29, 2024
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Journalist - PT

Lee Enterprises is seeking a part-time journalistto write, edit and curate news stories for its weekly Central Virginia publications: the Greene County Record, Orange County Review and Rural Virginian, covering Louisa, Fluvanna and Buckingham counties.

This staff member will be expected to cooperate with regular contributors and freelancers as well as reporters and editors at Lee's other publications in Virginia, specifically The Daily Progress, which serves as a hub for weeklies in Charlottesville's outer counties.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Central Virginia in order to write, edit and curate stories covering a range of topics, including local government, schools, sports and business. The candidate will also have strong time management skills and sound news judgment, able to think critically and plan ahead for a print product that goes to press once a week and a digital product that should provide real-time updates to readers.

Responsibilities

• Write and edit general news stories for weekly print and daily digital publication.

• Maintain story budgets and ensure stories are ready for immediate digital publication and print publication by weekly deadlines.

• Monitor workflow from pitch to publication, keeping the newsrooms' budget up to date and keeping freelance staff on deadline.

• Line edit and copy edit stories to keep content tight in language and focused in narrative.

• Finesse headlines for print and digital content to suit the medium and audience.

• Analyze audience data on a regular basis to help better understand what is working and media and SEO.

• Work regularly with senior editors at The Daily Progress to coordinate and share content.

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville and its surrounding counties are home to more than 300,000 residents, James Madison's Montpelier, Shenandoah National Park and so much more. The best person for the job will not only have a strong interest in the area and its people but a passion for telling their stories. Lee Enterprises offers a full benefits package including a 401k plan.

EOE

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.