Executive Editor

Executive Editor

The Ocala Gazette, a daily digital and weekly print newspaper serving the Ocala metro area is looking for an Executive Editor to lead its highly motivated, fun and supportive team. This scrappy startup hopes to draw journalists looking for the opportunity to practice their craft in an environment that supports quality reporting free of the constraints of corporate media companies. The right candidate must be adept at reporting on an array of political, social, economic and cultural issues so he/she can guide the Gazette team in creating quality content with the power to enlighten and transform.

Skills and requirements:

  • Attending meetings with the publisher or possible board to discuss issues and plans for the publication
  • Developing and managing budgets for the editorial team
  • Making final decisions about which stories, articles, and photographs to publish
  • Hiring and developing writers, junior editors and senior editors
  • Approving the publication’s layout, design, style and tone
  • Reviewing written content for spelling and grammar errors
  • Fact-checking information in articles and stories
  • Providing suggestions for edits when needed
  • Writing editorial pieces to contribute to the publication
  • Representing the publication’s editorial team at social functions


Job Type: Full-time
Pay: Negotiable
Health insurance


Life Insurance

Candidates should email cover letter and resume to Jennifer Hunt Murty at jennifer@magnoliamediaco.com

Date Posted: November 16, 2020