Copy Editor

The Roanoke Times

Roanoke, Virginia

Date Posted September 11, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Roanoke Times is seeking a full-time copy editor to edit local content, copy from other Lee Enterprises papers in our state, and wire content for print and online presentation. 


The copy editor also will serve as a local page coordinator with our national design desk, and must be able to plan and execute page designs in clear communication with the design center.


Ability to meet a deadline, to write captivating headlines for both print and digital, and to edit content for grammar, spelling and AP style are essential. The position also includes editing and posting copy, photos and video for online.


The job requires working nights, weekends and, on occasion, holidays.


A college degree is a requirement and previous experience in journalism, especially in copy editing, is preferred.


The Roanoke Times is part of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising, serving 77 markets in 26 states.  Lee's newspapers have daily circulation of 1.2 million and our websites reach more than 43 million digital unique visitors.  Check us out at