Managing Editor

We are actively searching for a managing editor to oversee day-to-day planning and publication of stories and content. The successful candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit to help us grow a dynamic community news website focused on delivering original reporting on Gainesville and the surrounding area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan all content according to the publication’s style, editorial policy and publishing requirements
  • Monitor news gathering operations to ensure utilization of all news sources, to include press releases, community contacts, and other news sources such as radio, television and wire services—with a strong focus on original news gathering
  • Verify facts, dates and statistics, using standard reference sources with an absolute commitment to accuracy and the highest journalistic standards
  • Ensure compliance with copyright permissions for both articles and photos
  • Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability
  • Assign content and work with staff reporters and freelance writers on original stories
  • Edit content daily and plan email newsletters
  • Help conceptualize and coordinate special projects such as editorial packages, interactive features, podcasts, etc.
  • Supervise interns, as needed
  • Supervise producer on video production shoots; video streaming and live shoots, as needed

Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • B.A. in Journalism, English or related field
  • Strong working knowledge of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar
  • Ability and willingness to produce a tightly edited publication
  • 5-7 years writing and editing—or equivalent experience
  • Experience with search engine optimization
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and AP Style practices
  • Basic knowledge of media law, including how to avoid libel
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and capable of managing multiple projects/people
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact effectively within and outside of the organization
  • Ability to identify and solve simple and complex problems through effective evaluation and implementation skills
  • Ability to supervise reporters and freelancers in a way that promotes personal growth, team camaraderie, and a culture of service to each other and our audience

To Apply please send your resume to editor@mainstreetdailynews.com.