Regional Sports Editor

Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri

Date PostedFebruary 20, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

The Columbia Daily Tribune, a 14,500 circulation Monday-Sunday daily located in central Missouri, is seeking a Regional Sports Editor to drive coverage in Audrain, Boone, Cooper and Randolph counties. This is a newly-created position as part of a regional reorganization of multiple sports departments, and offers a unique opportunity to build something new.

You’ll be based in Columbia, home of the University of Missouri’s flagship campus, Stephens College and Columbia College. Our ideal candidate will be comfortable stepping onto the big stage of the SEC to ensure superior coverage of Mizzou athletics, but also understands the importance of top-notch prep sports coverage. Our readers demand the best of both.

This position will lead a Sports Department totaling eight employees. Three sports reporters are based in the cities of Boonville, Mexico and Moberly. We also have a sports internship program. This is a leadership position within our organization and will require working with photographers, page designers and other editors in a collaborative environment.

The Regional Sports Editor will be the face of our newspaper’s Sports Department, with all the benefits and responsibilities that come with it. We need someone capable of writing timely, engaging columns that will appear in multiple newspapers; a scheduling wiz to ensure resources are used efficiently; and someone who can coach up all team members on best practices in digital and print media.

We have a lot going on at the Tribune, and we need someone who wants to do even more. Our Mizzou Sports podcast is continuing to grow, and we want to add more in 2018. We have a weekly Facebook Live presence to maintain, and this summer the Tribune will host its second annual Tribby awards recognizing outstanding prep athletes in the region (Redskins QB Alex Smith will be the guest speaker).   

At the Tribune we believe in the power of the team, and we need a strong coach. If you bring positive energy into the office, can build up those around you, and possess the creativity and willpower to try new ideas and break away from tradition in order to grow readership, we might be the right fit.


A degree in journalism, English, a related field or equivalent work experience is required. Prior editing experience at a daily newspaper is a must, preferably with experience covering university-level athletics.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants in the Midwest.


Columbia has a population of about 120,000 people and is conveniently located between Kansas City and St. Louis, with each being a two-hour drive. The city serves as the economic hub of central Missouri and boasts numerous shopping, dining and night-life options, as well as a vibrant health care sector. Columbia also serves as the home of the University of Missouri’s flagship campus and Mizzou athletics, which compete in the Southeastern Conference.


The Columbia Daily Tribune is part of Gatehouse Media, an industry leader in print and digital media. Gatehouse Media offers a competitive salary and benefits package, to include health, dental, 401(k) and paid time off. Learn more about our company at and about us at


Email a cover letter, resume, references, clips and/or links to a digital portfolio to Managing Editor Charles Westmoreland at Include “Regional Sports Editor” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview.

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