The Villages Daily Sun, Florida’s largest daily printed newspaper (and the only newspaper in America’s largest 25 that is still growing), is seeking a sports junkie to visually elevate our award-winning sports section, which is a regular APSE Top 10 sports section and a three-time finalist for SND World’s Best Designed Newspaper.

We’re looking for a visual editor with experience making smart content decisions under deadline pressure. We have a strong track record of journalistic excellence, so you must be comfortable contributing to a rigorous editing process.

Ours is a newsroom that values experimental thinking and the power of unconventional storytelling. We offer a generous newshole, impeccable print quality, modern tech resources (fully Mac and Creative Suite shop) and leadership support that enable good visual journalists to become truly great.

We’re a print-centric market with a brand new printing plant, the first to be built in America in the last decade. This means we still enjoy late publication deadlines for sporting events in all time zones. It also means you can focus on strong visual storytelling with a digital distraction, and that you can experience the joy of creative collaboration in a high-octane newsroom instead of the vacuum of remote workflow.

We’re a 90-mile drive to the beach, Orlando’s theme parks and the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine. We offer 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 Executive Associate Editor Nick Feely at And then fill out the basic HR application for the “production editor” position at this link.

Salary & Benefits

In addition to annual compensation reviews, all journalists in our newsroom participate in a stretch goal bonus plan that pays out quarterly.

  • Eligibility for The Villages Charter School
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Additional Life Insurance
  • HSA/FSA & 401k with company match
  • PTO that expands with tenure and 9 Paid Holidays
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Discounts to a wide variety of businesses in The Villages
  • The Villages also provides a robust training and development curriculum