The Villages Daily Sun, the largest daily newspaper in Florida, is seeking a sports designer to define the high-end of what is possible in community journalism. Join a high-octane team whose work is consistently recognized at the industry level. The Daily Sun snagged 10 SND awards this past year and has been a finalist for SND’s World’s Best Designed Newspaper three of the past seven years. And its sports writers are routinely judged among the nation’s best by APSE.
The Daily Sun is looking for a visual editor with experience making smart content decisions under deadline pressure. It has a strong track record of taking good pages to great, so you must be comfortable contributing to a rigorous editing process.
The newsroom values experimental thinking and the power of unconventional storytelling, offering a generous newshole, impeccable print quality, current technology (fully Mac and Creative Suite shop) and leadership support that enable good visual journalists to become truly great.
The newsroom is a 90-mile drive to the beach, Orlando’s theme parks and the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine. The position offers competitive pay, excellent benefits and access to a highly regarded charter school system in one of the state’s most idyllic settings.
You can see some of the Daily Sun’s philosophy on its tumblr page: vdailysun.tumblr.com. Apply by sending a letter of introduction, a resume and portfolio to the attention of Associate Editor Matthew Fry at email@example.com. And then fill out the online application for the “production editor” position at TheVillages.com.