The Villages, Florida
The Villages Daily Sun, Florida's largest daily print newspaper, is seeking a seasoned journalist to oversee the nightside copy editing and page flow operation.
The Daily Sun is a community-first newsroom, not a digital-first newsroom. This means that we place high value on content that is still reported, edited and designed within our local market, for a rapidly expanding print product. This is a rare opportunity to focus on journalistic quality without the distraction of a digital workflow.
Essential duties include supervision of a team of copy editors and prepress technicians; making gatekeeping calls on our community news report; overseeing the wire report and directing all newsroom operations after hours.
Were looking for a player-coach with three years’ experience directing newsgathering or editing activities under the pressures of daily deadlines. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and proficiency in InDesign is a plus.
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 portfolio of niche special products to which our newsroom staff also contributes.
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 cover letter of introduction to the attention of Associate Editor Matthew Fry at Matthew.Fry@thevillagesmedia.com. And then fill out the online application for the Associate Managing Editor position at www.careersinthevillages.com.