|Date Posted||June 22, 2022|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
The Villages Daily Sun, Florida’s largest daily printed newspaper, is seeking a seasoned journalist to cover healthcare expansion in one of the nation’s fastest growing regions.
This is a premier beat chronicling the healthy aging of America in the nation’s largest senior living community (135,000 people in a town that will double in size in the next 20 years). A deep level of subject matter mastery is required for this area of coverage, which includes the development of a 400-acre medical city that will be anchored a new trauma center and research hospital. Strong explanatory skills are required, as well as the ability to comfortably interface with sources at the highest levels of organizational power.
Members of our senior staff define the high end of what is possible. They serve on the newsroom leadership team with opportunities to mentor less experienced staffers and opportunities to advance into the management ranks if desired.
Our newspaper is part of a media group that also produces a daily TV news show, operates an FM radio station and publishes a monthly magazine and niche special products to which our newsroom staff occasionally contribute.
Candidates need a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and at least three years of experience producing newsgathering under the pressure of daily deadlines. Familiarity with Florida’s social and political climate is a plus.
The Daily Sun is 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, for a rapidly expanding print product. This is a rare opportunity to focus on journalistic quality without the distraction of a digital workflow.
We're about a 90-mile drive to the beach, the theme parks and the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine. Our employees also have access to a highly regarded workplace charter school system in one of the state's most idyllic settings.
Apply by sending your resume and strongest clips to the attention of Associate Editor Matthew Fry at Matthew.Fry@thevillagesmedia.com. And then fill out the online application for the "Senior Reporter" position at https://www.thevillages.com/careers/search?id=34944bb2-ced2-4447-a402-4b709e2c3ddb