Wire and Local Copy Editor

The Villages Daily Sun

The Villages, Florida

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Date Posted September 21, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $20/hour
Website https://vdailysun.tumblr.com


The Villages Daily Sun, America's fastest growing daily newspaper, is seeking a wire and local copy editor who shares our passion for community journalism.

Candidates must possess strong news judgment and familiarity with a wide variety of subject matter. Advanced communication skills and the ability to make sound decisions under deadline pressure are a must. Mastery of grammar, spelling and Associated Press style are required, as is a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience. A working knowledge of InDesign is also required. The work hours for the job are 3 p.m.-midnight.

What you need to know about us: The Daily Sun is defying national trends of declining circulation numbers and downsizing staff. We’re a community-first newsroom, not a digital-first newsroom. This means that we place high value on hyper-local content that is reported and edited at the local level -not outsourced - for a rapidly expanding print product. This is a terrific opportunity to focus on journalistic quality without the distraction of an additional digital workflow.

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

We’re a 90-mile 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 a brief cover letter to the attention of Associate Editor Matthew Fry at matthew.fry@thevillagesmedia.com. And then fill out the online application for the "production editor" position at https://www.thevillages.com/careers/search?id=fd8a5038-0af3-484c-bc2e-787d8b4aa332

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.