Managing Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on November 4, 2022
Apply Now
The Quad-City Times and Moline Dispatch-Argus needs an experienced city editor to manage the day-to-day operations of our digital and print newsroom. Duties include coaching reporters and photographers to bring out their best work, and assigning, scheduling and editing breaking news, daily and enterprise stories.

This position is at the center of the newsroom and has the potential to set the news agenda in a competitive media market of nearly 385,000 people. The position reports to the executive editor.

We're looking for a leader with strong news judgment and a sense of urgency, along with a knack for telling stories in exciting ways on our digital platforms and in print. You can spot holes in stories and edit copy to make it sing, and can juggle a lot - enterprise stories, dailies and incrementally reported breaking news, as well as special projects like managing news coverage for the first-in-the nation Iowa caucuses, and the Quad-City Times Bix 7 road race, our signature annual event.

Candidates ideally have at least three years of editing and management experience at a daily newspaper, a strong sense of journalism ethics, and the ability to work with reporters from early career to nearing retirement. The newsroom values diversity, inclusion and equity, and has the flexibility to shape the job to fit the unique strengths of a great candidate.

The Quad-Cities is a cluster of cities on the banks of the Mississippi River that offer an affordable lifestyle with bigger-city amenities. The papers are part of Lee Enterprises, a dynamic media company committed to local news - and acquiring and growing outstanding journalists.

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 leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We respect and celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 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.