Digital Sports Editor

St. Louis, MO, USA Req #16083
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Digital Sports Editor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, home of the Cardinals, Blues and other high-profile sports teams, is looking for an enterprising editor who can help transform our content on digital platforms.

  We’re looking for new ideas and new approaches to our sports coverage, with the chance to implement changes that reflect our priorities for creativity, diversity and digital audience. This position will play a vital role in helping grow our digital subscriptions.  

  We want someone who can seamlessly field breaking news but can also think broadly and spot enterprise and feature story opportunities that drive audience growth. You will work with a talented, hard-charging and nationally recognized group of reporters and columnists. You will have the chance to show your creativity, collaborating with our team to plot daily and long-term coverage, new story forms and new digital strategies. You will be a leader in determining how our content is posted and displayed on our home page, apps and social media outlets.  

  This is a chance to be inventive and experimental. We want fresh concepts and creative approaches. You will play a vital role in our coverage of the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, St. Louis City SC, University of Missouri and St. Louis University, among other teams. You will also take the lead in coordinating digital coverage of major local events, such as NCAA and NASCAR events. We want someone who can help oversee dynamic sports coverage that reaches hundreds of thousands of readers across the country on our digital platforms.

  Prior editing experience, including a broad spectrum of sports coverage, and a proven track record in digital journalism is preferred. We want someone who can lead a team, work well with other local editors and coordinate with editors across all Lee Enterprises markets. This is your chance to grow as a digital leader and leave your mark in a major pro and college sports media market. This is a full-time, exempt role, and you will report directly to the sports editor. Benefits offered include medical, dental, and vision insurances; company-paid life and long term disability insurance; company matched 401(k); employee assistance program; and paid time off, sick, and holiday time. Pre-employment background and drug screenings apply.

 

About the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  On Dec. 9, 1878, a young journalist named Joseph Pulitzer purchased a bankrupt newspaper entitled the St. Louis Dispatch on the steps of the St. Louis Courthouse for $2,500.  Three days later, he merged this newspaper with another local paper, the struggling Evening Post, and this unified newspaper became known as the St. Louis Post and Dispatch. 

  A commitment to progress, justice and accuracy were at the core of Joseph Pulitzer’s journalistic devotion. He reinvented the American newspaper and developed the Pulitzer Prize, the top award for journalistic excellence. The Post-Dispatch has won 19 of the esteemed awards.

  Our sports team has distinguished itself as one of the best in the country, with multiple Beat Writer of the Year awards from Associated Press Sports Editors for our baseball coverage; a Beat Writer of the Year award from the Football Writers Association of America; and numerous awards for our event coverage, breaking news coverage and columns.

 

Why Join Us?

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is a division of Lee Enterprises, Inc. Lee 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 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.   

 

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