Editor, Opinion and Engagement

Jacksonville, FL, USA Req #13054
Thursday, 24 December 2020

Opinion and engagement editor, Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com 


We are looking for an opinions page and engagement editor for the award-winning Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville.com. This person will help shape the Times-Union's opinion offerings through strongly reported and written editorials and a variety of submitted columns from people in the community, as well as from state and national authors about topics of interest to our local audience. This editor will welcome visits from community leaders to discuss policies and programs.  


This editor will continue on a tradition of working with a diverse, volunteer advisory board to help keep the pulse of the community and find ways to expand the input from the community.  


The person will be active on social media, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, sharing local offerings and interacting with our engaged readers, while also engaging with our print readers. They will be comfortable in front of a camera, hosting podcasts and speaking to small or large groups, virtually and in person. 


This editor must have a strong reporting and writing background and be able to quickly build an understanding of the complex issues facing our community. They will be able to write important opinion pieces, manage letters to the editor and local op-eds and work with an off-site design team. 

 

Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s in Communications, Journalism or related field or the equivalent in experience and education.  

  • At least five years of experience in reporting and some management experience 

  • Experience with taking their own photos and videos, publishing independently in print and online and promoting content on social media.  

  • Interest in and experience in working with community members to learn about important issues and possibilities for solutions-oriented journalism 

  • Work with other editors and producers to optimize content 

 

Application Instructions: 


Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible:  your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.


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  • Job Family Editors
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Jacksonville, FL, USA