Senior Copy Editor

The Villages Daily Sun, The Villages, Florida

Date PostedMay 17, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://thevillagesdailysun.com
Description:

The Villages Daily Sun, America’s fastest growing daily newspaper, is seeking a seasoned copy editor to join our newsroom leadership team.

We’re looking for a newsroom leader who shares our passion for community journalism. We count on members of our senior staff to define the high-end of what is possible, mentor less experienced staffers and backfill for managers when needed. Senior staffers also guide conversations about long-range strategy, so this is a great role for someone looking for a level of responsibility beyond copy flow.

Candidates must possess strong news judgment and familiarity with a wide variety of subject matter. Advanced communication skills and a history of making sound decisions under deadline pressure are a must. Mastery of grammar, spelling and AP style are required, as is a bachelor’s degree of equivalent work experience. Candidates with a working knowledge of InDesign get bonus points.

What you need to know about us: The Daily Sun (circulation 60,000 and climbing) is defying national trends of declining circulation and staffing levels. We’re a community-first, not digital-first newsroom, which means you can focus on journalistic quality for a rapidly expanding print product without the distraction of a digital workflow.

The Daily Sun is part of a media group that also produces a daily television newscast, operates an FM radio channel and produces a monthly lifestyle magazine among other niche products.

We’re a 90-minute drive to the beach, Orlando’s theme parks and the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and access to a highly regarded charter school system in one of the state’s most idyllic settings. 

Apply by sending your resume and brief cover letter to the attention of Staff Development Editor John DeClerk at john.declerk@thevillagesmedia.com. And then fill out the production editor application at http://compassinthevillages.com/careers/?job=2084

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