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Community Newspaper Editor

The Coastal Star

Apply before: May 10, 2024
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  • Date posted
    March 11, 2024
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  • Apply before
    May 10, 2024
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Job Description

Do you have a nose for news and passion for telling compelling stories that impact a community? Then The Coastal Star, a monthly newspaper covering the South Florida coastal communities of South Palm Beach, Hypoluxo Island, Manalapan, Ocean Ridge, Briny Breezes, Gulf Stream, Highland Beach and coastal neighborhoods of Delray Beach and Boca Raton, wants you to be a leading member of its editorial staff. We’re looking for a hungry, self-starting journalist who wants to be first, and be right, while tackling a range of topics that include breaking news, feel-good features and impactful enterprise pieces. This is an opportunity to learn and grow as a multi-faceted editor on a small staff, which means you’ll have a hand in all aspects of producing a story-generating ideas, reporting, writing, taking photos and posting content to our website and social media. The position will require plenty of “boots on the ground” time in the community to which you are assigned, but also has some flexibility to work from home. This isn’t a position for a recent graduate or someone who has no experience managing in media. The right candidate has a record of producing great print and digital products. We’re looking for a leader who can create a wonderful news package each week, and seek out the “why” behind every story. The right candidate is someone who still loves to write, has the ability to write opinion pieces relevant to the community, and who doesn’t mind getting out and covering a breaking news story. We need someone who will works well with the departments of our company, understands our business, and will work hard to build our readers and our revenue. The position is full-time with salary commensurate with experience and we are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. A degree in journalism or English is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, work well under deadline pressure and have the versatility and intellectual curiosity necessary to juggle a variety of tasks. Candidates should be able to write concisely and clearly, develop relationships with sources and have an ability to take initiative. If all that sounds exciting, we want to hear from you. Please apply with a resume and cover letter. If we contact you for an interview, please be prepared with references and up to five writing samples.