Copy Editor - News - Local News

Lee Enterprises Inc   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on July 9, 2024
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The Richmond Times-Dispatch is hiring a copy editor.

Our ideal candidate is a news and culture junkie who can discuss local politics, foreign affairs and current trends.

The RTD is committed to community journalism.

What we're looking for:

Edit news, business and feature stories (and possibly sports).

Use strong news judgment and attention to detail to identify problems in stories and collaboratively work toward solutions.

Balance multiple assignments and priorities on deadline.

Write engaging, keyword-filled headlines, as well as cutlines that complement stories.

Uphold standards in a fast-paced environment.

Pull wire stories and prepare them for publication

Help keep up to date through our content management system.


Bachelor's degree in journalism, English or related discipline.

Two years of experience at a daily newspaper.

Be a strong communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills, who works with desk colleagues and
newsroom departments in a professional manner.

Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

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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 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.

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.