Senior Journalist, Opinions

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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