Copy Editor - News - Local News

Roanoke, VA, USA Req #16308
Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Roanoke Times – Copy Editor

The Roanoke Times is seeking a full-time copy editor to edit local content, copy from sister 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




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.

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  • Job Family News
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Roanoke, VA, USA