The Villages Daily Sun, Florida’s largest daily printed newspaper, is seeking a sports junkie to visually elevate our award-winning sports section, which is an APSE Top 10 sports section and a finalist for SND World’s Best Designed Newspaper.

Members of the senior staff define the high end of what is possible. They serve on the newsroom leadership team with opportunities to mentor less experienced staffers and opportunities to advance into the management ranks if desired. So Daily Sun is looking for a self-directed newsroom leader who has high quality standards and is comfortable in an environment of rigorous editing.

The newsroom values experimental thinking and the power of unconventional storytelling. It offers the newshole, print quality, technology (fully Mac) and leadership support that enable good visual journalists to become truly great.

This is a decision-making role that requires sound judgement in wire editing, headline writing and backstopping sports copy editors. InDesign proficiency is a plus, but the technical aspects of the job can be taught — a true love of sports is the most important element.

This is a print-centric newsroom with the first print plant built in America in the last decade. This means that you will still enjoy late publication deadlines for sporting events in all time zones, and that this is a night job with one weekend shift.

The Villages are a 90-mile drive to the beach, Orlando’s theme parks and the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine. The Daily Sun offers competitive pay, excellent benefits and access to a highly regarded charter school system in one of the state’s most idyllic settings.

Apply by sending a letter of introduction and resume to the attention of Associate Editor Matthew Fry at And then fill out the online application for the “senior production editor” position here: