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Managing Editor

Florida Weekly
2891 Center Pointe Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33916
$75,000 - $85,000 a year - Full-time

Location

2891 Center Pointe Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33916

Benefits
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  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Florida Media Group is a leading media organization dedicated to providing high-quality news, entertainment, and information to the local community. With a strong focus on delivering timely and relevant content, we strive to be a trusted source of news and stories that impact the lives of our readers.

Florida Weekly is owned by Hoffmann Florida Media Group and publishes newspapers in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Charlotte County, Palm Beach County, Key West, Babcock Ranch, Ave Maria, and Wellen Park, Florida, with a combined readership of more than 200,000.

We are seeking a talented and motivated Managing Editor to join our team in Fort Myers, Florida. In addition to overseeing the Fort Myers publication - this position will manage 4 other editors.

Job Description:

The Fort Myers Editor oversees the production and editorial direction of the Fort Myers edition, which circulates in Lee County. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the content strategy with other members of the editing and management teams, ensuring the timely delivery of engaging and informative content. The ideal candidate will have a passion for journalism, a keen eye for detail, and a strong understanding of Southwest Florida. We expect our editors to be involved and active in our communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the overall editorial process, including planning, assigning, and editing content.
  • Develop and execute the editorial strategy, ensuring that articles are compelling, accurate, and align with our publication's tone and style.
  • Collaborate with other editors, writers, photographers, and other contributors to develop engaging and relevant stories.
  • Conduct thorough research and fact-checking to ensure the accuracy and credibility of all published content.
  • Stay up-to-date with local news, trends, and community events to identify new story ideas and opportunities for coverage.
  • Collaborate with the design team to ensure that the layout and visual elements of the publication enhance the newspaper.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or a related field.
  • Must reside in Lee County.
  • Proven experience in a journalism or editorial role, with a focus on print or digital publishing.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with a strong command of grammar, style, and AP guidelines.
  • Familiarity with the Fort Myers area and a solid understanding of the local community and its interests.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities, with the capacity to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in content management systems and digital publishing platforms.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of SEO best practices and digital analytics tools is a plus.

Florida Weekly is a drug-free workplace. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, as well as company paid life insurance. Florida Weekly is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Newspaper Editor or Writer: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person