• Senior Journalist, Opinions

    Additional Posting Locations 2 weeks ago(8/1/2018 10:59 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-1297
    # of Openings
    1
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Editorial - Reporters
  • Overview

    The South Florida Sun Sentinel is seeking a deputy editor of Opinions, someone who can deliver enterprising opinion content with accuracy, insight and speed; who can help drive community engagement online and in person; who can edit with finesse and attract readers on social media; and who wants to help create the future of opinion journalism. Editorial board experience a plus. If interested, please send a letter, resume and samples to Rosemary O’Hara, Opinions editor: rohara@sun-sentinel.com  

    Qualifications

    • Superior writing skills
    • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in daily newspapers or online media is preferred
    • In addition to writing, experience should include all phases of editing,  Facility in working on deadline is a must
    • Comprehensive knowledge of local community is preferred
    • Broad reading habits and an open mind are needed
    • Maturity in listening to grievances and inquiries from the community, and an interest in responding properly to them
    • Ability to write accurately, with clarity, without bias
    • Knowledge of libel laws and adherence to the SunSentinel’s and Editorial’s codes of ethics
    • Adherence to the tronc and editorial codes of ethics
    • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit
    • Competitive instincts
    • Ability to multitask and perform in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
    • Ability to work independently when required while at the same time operate efficiently in a team dynamic
    • Up-to-date skills on various digital platforms
    • Quick-turnaround skills
    • Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms and ability to develop/follow best practices for social.

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