Lincoln Journal Star Features Editor/Copy Editor in Rapid City, South Dakota


Position at Rapid City Journal

The Rapid City Journal, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is looking for an energetic features editor to lead our weekly entertainment publication. “Compass” is our most widely distributed product and the guide for everything to see and do in the Black Hills.

We are looking for someone with a passion for features that enjoys reporting on the arts, culture, food and the outdoors while being detail-oriented enough to plan and execute the publication. Along with the features duties, this person will perform news copy editing duties two nights a week.

The Rapid City Journal is located in a bustling city of 70,000 people in western South Dakota that is home to a vibrant downtown, Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, the Black Hills National Forest, and a wealth of outdoor and artistic opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a strong grasp of AP style.
  • A flair for features editing and writing.
  • Highly motivated, deadline driven and creative.
  • Ability to engage digital audiences through social media.
  • Previous experience at a newspaper preferred.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, paid holidays and a generous time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer. You can see our website at and learn more about our company at

The Rapid City Journal is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading media organization providing local news, and information, and a major platform for advertising, in its markets, with 46 daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 22 states. For more information about Lee, visit

If this sounds like your next job, we’d like to hear from you. We require a cover letter describing why you’d be a good fit for this job and resume and three references. Interested applicants may apply at