Senior Editor - Video and Visuals

Video and Visuals Senior Editor

The Naples Daily News and The (Fort Myers News-Press) in beautiful and sunny Southwest Florida are seeking a dynamic and experienced Video and Visuals Senior Director to direct our team of photojournalists in all aspects of video and photography and lead the visual standard in our newsrooms.

The editor must coordinate visual coverage that emphasizes live, breaking news, enterprise and human interest content across our digital, social and print platforms. The editor must manage visuals from inception to publication, working with a variety of staffers in assigning, producing and presenting compelling content. The editor must be skilled in production and editing of photos and video and have deep knowledge about news-gathering issues involving privacy, libel, access, trespass and ethics.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent coach who will challenge and inspire the team to look for and create their own visual stories that showcase the Southwest Florida community. The best candidate will be a passionate partner to other team leaders and reporters endeavoring to tell stories in innovative ways. The job requires at least five years of experience and prior supervisory responsibility, including skills in planning capital budget, determining equipment needs, maintenance of equipment and mentoring and coaching staff.

Expected duties: - Short and long-term planning and assigning of visual coverage that encompasses both digital and print platforms - Video planning and coaching - Strong editing of stills and related captions, including AP style - Work with newsroom staff to plan creative and compelling photo assignments - Work with other staff to plan content and event coverage - Manage visuals team Desired qualifications: - At least 5 years of visual management and editing experience - A proven coach who fosters staff development - Comfort managing between digital, print and social platforms - Adept in current tech tools and trends with stills and video.

The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com, and The News-Press and news-press.com, are an award-winning newspapers and websites located on the Gulf Coast in Southwest Florida. The beach is 10 minutes from our Naples newsroom. Southwest Florida has a highly engaged and growing population. Once known solely as a snowbird/retiree community, it is seeing an influx of young professionals and families move to the area. The area's economy is strong and growing. We are looking for an editor who will help grow our engagement, connection and footprint within these communities and who inspire the newsroom to share compelling stories of our community visually.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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