Sports Editor

Lee Enterprises Inc   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on May 11, 2023
Apply Now
The Arizona Daily Star, a Lee Enterprises company, is seeking a sports editor to lead an award-winning department in a dynamic, sports-crazy Pac-12 market. If you're at the top of your game, this opportunity to work, play and advance your career in one of the most diverse, exciting and livable cities in the Sun Belt should not be missed.

If you enjoy producing content yourself, this is a perfect opportunity to be a player-coach. The Star's next sports editor will also have experience strategizing digital presentation, editing content from breaking news to award-winning enterprise, planning coverage, supervising, editing, scheduling and evaluating writers, seeing the holes in coverage, taking advantage of opportunities to grow digital audience, and interacting with readers, including connecting through social media. A strong working knowledge of sports is necessary. So is working well with others in a team environment.

Applicants should upload a résumé, a letter, and any samples of content you've created or managed into existence that you'd like to share. For more information, feel free to reach out to David McCumber, the Star's executive editor and Lee Enterprises' Arizona editor, at

About the Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Daily Star has served the residents of Tucson and Southern Arizona for more than a century. A Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, it is known for aggressive, thorough, in-depth news coverage. The Star produces an exclusive news report focused on local news, sports, business, arts and multiple community perspectives. That strong local journalism is distributed in a daily printed newspaper seven days a week, online at and through videos and podcasts.

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 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.