Wakulla County is located in the Big Bend region of Florida. The community has classic southern charm and is located just outside Tallahassee, the state capital. The Wakulla News serves the community and we are looking for the right team leader to join us as the Editor.

A qualified, motivated, and organized self-starter is needed. Duties will include writing and developing the news content of the newspaper. The editor will develop a strong source network among the traditional government agencies and throughout the community.

Essential Functions & Duties

  • Review and edit assignments developed by the editor and reporter
  • Deliver assignments by the deadline and within budget
  • Edit content for audience interest, clarity, quality, adherence to AP style
  • Grow the roster of high-quality contributors across the community
  • Write accurate, compelling, and balanced stories
  • Cover local events, meetings, and other activities, as well as write feature stories.
  • Develop and maintain beat sources within the community and gain thorough knowledge and understanding of community issues.
  • Write at least 5 stories a week.
  • Proofread pages on production day.
  • Practice fair and balanced reporting, check facts, spelling, grammar, and sources.
  • Develop story ideas in conjunction with Editor/General Manager.

Interested persons should apply to Trina Murphy, Publisher tmurphy@chronicleonline.com

Date Posted: January 6, 2022