Features Editor

Naples Daily News, Naples, Florida

Date PostedDecember 07, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyArts/Lifestyle
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://bit.ly/2hzkwaj
Description:

Features Editor

The Naples Daily News in beautiful Southwest Florida is seeking a creative, passionate and experienced Features Editor to help lead our features team and partner with fellow journalists at The News-Press in Fort Myers.  The ideal candidate will excel in planning ahead, capitalizing on current trends, and coaching and editing journalists in both narrative and alternative storytelling for all platforms. We are an enthusiastic newsroom and seek someone who shares the same passion that we do, while also ensuring accuracy and diversity in our coverage. 

Duties:

  • Direct and plan content for social channels, naplesnews.com and The Naples Daily News, including features 
    and entertainment sections.
  • Coach and nurture journalists.
  • Excel in tight editing, but with understanding of SEO and AP.
  • Social media interaction and promotion of content.
  • Encouraging reporters to think of non-traditional storytelling methods such as video or social engagement.
  • Work with other editors on staff to plan content/event coverage.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years of features experience
  • At least 3 years of management and editing experience
  • Proven comfort managing between digital and print
  • An active social media presence

 

The Naples Daily News and The Fort Myers News Press are award-winning newspapers and websites located on the Gulf Coast in Southwest Florida. The beach is 10 minutes from our newsroom. Naples has a highly engaged and growing population. Once known mainly as a snowbird/retiree community, Naples is seeing an influx of young professionals and families move to the area. We are looking for a features editor who will help grow our engagement, 
connection and footprint within our community. 

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