Virginia Sports Director

Lee Enterprises Inc   Richmond, VA   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on March 22, 2024
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Virginia sports director

Lee Enterprises is hiring an ambitious, competitive and innovative editor to lead sports coverage across our Virginia newsrooms.

We're looking for a collaborative and highly organized leader who loves to break news, grow audience and deliver high-impact and essential journalism to our communities across all platforms.

The portfolio includes the Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, Danville Register & Bee, Bristol Herald Courier, Martinsville Bulletin, The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg and The News & Advance in Lynchburg.

Our sports staff covers a wide variety of teams, from young student athletics to the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech to minor league teams. The Lee sports Virginia editor will work with local reporters and editors to set coverage priorities, with an emphasis on enterprise and trend stories that have statewide appeal.

This editor will be an expert at leveraging analytics, video and multimedia to produce memorable journalism and build reader loyalty. We're looking for a thoughtful coach who has a passion for editing and working with reporters on story ideas.

This position reports to the Lee Enterprises Virginia state editor.


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 74 markets in 26 states. Year to date, Lee's newspapers have an average daily circulation of 1.0 million, and our legacy websites, including acquisitions, reach more than 34 million digital unique visitors.

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.