Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Chiefland Citizen
  • Chiefland, FL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


Editor
Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer Sun News
Levy County, Florida

Citrus Publishing, a division of Landmark Community Newspapers, is seeking an Editor for the Chiefland Citizen and Williston Pioneer Sun News in Levy County, Florida. The Editor is responsible for the overall writing, editing, layout and photography of the weekly newspapers and special sections. The Editor sets the agenda for community news coverage by deciding what the reporting priorities should be. The newspapers must carry hard news, local features, local sports, and social/lifestyle news relevant to the communities. This full-time position is exempt and reports to the General Manager.

Levy County is located in north-central Florida about 40 miles southwest of Gainesville.  The newspaper can be found online at www.chieflandcitizen.com.  Citrus Publishing offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits to full-time employees.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism with editorial background or equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of overall newspaper production processes
  • Effective communication skills
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics and legal/libel knowledge
  • Strong editing, writing, designing and pagination skills 
  • Proficiency in InDesign, PageMaker or Quark and Adobe Photoshop, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel (spreadsheets) is preferred
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to cover events
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

 Essential Functions:

  • Write stories and editorials, edit copy, take photographs and paginate news pages
  • Provide adequate stories and photographs for each issue and special section
  • Oversee and direct staff and stringers to provide the best quality stories while staying within set budget
  • Achieve the desired business results of the company
  • Work with Weeklies Manager to provide vision, skill development direction, coaching and leadership to accomplish strategic and business objectives of the company
  • Help to prepare, implement and operate within an annual strategic plan to accomplish product and service improvement and grow audience
  • Actively participate in various community functions and events.  Take a leadership role in the community.

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