|Date Posted||June 23, 2020|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
The Local News Editor for Waterloo-Cedar Falls oversees day-to-day news gathering at the Courier. This includes planning coverage; creating assignments for reporting, photography and video; editing content for print and online platforms; and other duties as directed by the North Iowa Editor. The Local News Editor will supervise the Waterloo-Cedar Falls staff when the North Iowa Editor is not in the market. The person in this position must take an active role in the Waterloo community. The Local News Editor may be assigned work pertaining to other North Iowa publications. This is the second highest-ranking editor among the two daily newspapers and two weekly publications in north Iowa.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and a minimum of three years related relevant experience in reporting, editing and managing staff; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 75 daily newspapers and a joint interest in two others, along with rapidly growing digital products and nearly 350 specialty publications in 26 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Lee's digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. Lee's markets include: St. Louis, Missouri; Buffalo, New York; Omaha, Nebraska; Richmond, Virginia; Lincoln, Nebraska; Madison, Wisconsin; Davenport, Iowa; and Tucson, Arizona. Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa, and our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol LEE.