Editor - Sumter County Times

Sumter County Times, Bushnell, Florida

Date PostedFebruary 27, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

Sumter County Times
Bushnell, Florida

The Sumter County Times, a division of Landmark Community Newspapers, is seeking an Editor. The Editor is responsible for the overall photography, writing, editing and layout of the weekly newspaper. The Editor must set the agenda for community news coverage by deciding what the reporting priorities should be. The newspaper must carry hard news, local features, local sports, and social/lifestyle news relevant to the community. This full-time position is exempt and reports to the Weeklies Regional Manager.

The Sumter County Times is a weekly newspaper with an average paid circulation of 1,800. The office is located centrally on the west side of the state of Florida, approximately 1 hour northwest of Orlando and 1 hour north of Tampa.  The Sumter County Times offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits to full-time employees. The newspaper can be found online at www.sumtercountytimes.com.


  • Working knowledge of overall newspaper production processes
  • Effective communication skills
  • Degree in journalism with editorial background or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics and legal/libel knowledge
  • Strong editing, writing, designing and pagination skills 
  • Proficiency in InDesign, PageMaker or Quark and Adobe Photoshop, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel (spreadsheets) is preferred. 
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

 Essential Functions

  • Write stories and editorials, edit copy, take photographs and paginate news pages
  • Provide adequate stories and photographs for each issue and special section
  • Oversee and direct staff and stringers to provide the best quality stories while staying within set budget
  • Achieve the desired business results of the company
  • Work with Weeklies Manager to provide vision, skill development direction, coaching and leadership to newspaper staff to accomplish strategic and business objectives of the company
  • Help to prepare, implement and operate within an annual strategic plan to accomplish product and service improvement and grow audience
  • Actively participate in various community functions and events.  Take a leadership role in the community.


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