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Company: The Villages Daily Sun
Position:
Expanding our reporting staff
Location:
Florida
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 15, 2013
Job ID: 1461669

Description:

The Villages Daily Sun, America's fastest growing daily newspaper, is expanding its staff and seeking reporters with a proven passion for community journalism.

We've created positions at both the senior and entry-level reporting stage. Successful candidates should be comfortable handling a variety of assignments that center largely around human interest features. Special consideration will be given to those with experience covering health and medical issues, consumer news, municipal governments or Florida politics. The newspaper is part of a media group that also operates a cable TV station and a radio station - platforms to which our reporters regularly contribute.

 

The Daily Sun believes in the future of print and is defying national trends of declining circulation numbers and downsizing staff. We cater to a senior population, but also cover the story of explosive growth in several surrounding counties. We're a 90-mile drive to the beach, the theme parks and the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and access to a highly regarded school system in one of the state's most idyllic settings.

 

Applicants should have a college degree and newsgathering experience, as well as reliable transportation. In addition to a firm grasp of the fundamentals and AP style, an experimental mindset is a must. Florida residents familiar with the area are a plus.

 

Deadline to apply is Thursday, Jan. 31.

 

Apply by sending your resume, references and four to six writing clips that clearly illustrate your reporting abilities to the attention of Managing Editor Matthew Fry at matthew.fry@thevillagesmedia.com.

 

Due to the typically high volume of applications we normally receive, we'll be unable to keep individual candidates constantly updated on our hiring process or conduct preliminary interviews at the applicant's request.

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