Sports Editor

Columbus Telegram, Columbus, Nebraska

Date PostedFebruary 27, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Are you ready to tell stories that go beyond the box scores?

The Columbus Telegram is looking for a talented and ambitious sports editor to showcase local high school and college athletes on our multimedia platforms. Experience is preferred, but we are willing to promote the right sports reporter.

Our sports editor oversees our sports department of two, works with our freelance writers, and communicates with our sister papers. They report directly to the managing editor and coordinate game coverage for our daily and two weekly newspapers.  

There are a dozen area high schools and a junior college in our coverage area. The ideal candidate for this position is a self-motivated, energetic sports fan with a knack for recapping live games, but can also see the stories that make our schools, teams and athletes stand out.

The full-time position includes writing and management responsibilities, oversight of daily page production, copy editing and photography, as well as working with feature pieces and special sections. The schedule includes mainly evening and some weekend hours.

In addition to prep and college athletics, The Columbus Telegram covers live horse racing and dirt-track racing at local tracks.

Our daily newspaper publishes Tuesdays through Saturdays, reaching nearly 10,000 readers. The Columbus Telegram website is viewed by over 100,000 unique visitors each month. Our weekly publications and websites are within an hour of Columbus and serve those neighboring communities.

A degree in journalism is preferred, but experience will be considered. Photography experience is a must.

A reliable vehicle, insurance and valid driver's license are required.

As part of Lee Enterprises, The Columbus Telegram offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package along with growth opportunities for employees.

To learn more about our company or apply, please log on to Please include a cover letter, resume and 2-3 work samples.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/mvr check prior to commencing employment. EOE

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