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Editor-West Palm Beach, Fla.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by bevo, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. bevo

    bevo Member

    From journalismjobs.com



    We currently have an opportunity for a editor to join our Palm Beach Post team. Cox Media Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc. (CCE) and is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company.

    The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers, more than a dozen non-daily publications and over 100 digital services as well as the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings.

    CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.


    The Palm Beach Post is seeking a line editor to help produce our print and web content. This editor will spend a large percentage of time working on sports content but should be equally comfortable with news and features.

    The available position...

    Requires a minimum of three years of professional experience in newspaper editing, with experience in sports.
    Is located in West Palm Beach, Fla.
    Requires a flexible schedule that includes night and weekend work
  2. 1HPGrad

    1HPGrad Member

    We currently have an opportunity for a editor to join our Palm Beach Post team.
    Currently? A editor? Is that sentence part of the test?

    I'd say they can't hire one soon enough.
    I know a few people there. They're/their/there overwhelmed, particularly in sports.
  3. bevo

    bevo Member

    Not quite sure what this job is. This isn't a posting for a sports copy editor and it seems to be a salaried position. Almost seems like some kind of quasi assistant sports editor job, with some news and feature story editing thrown in for good measure.
  4. Dave Tepps

    Dave Tepps New Member

    The help-wanted ad was submitted by Human Resources.

    It's a good job on what we call the bridge team, the editors who serve as liaisons between Palm Beach Post assigning editors and the shared-services copy desk.

    The editor in this role tonight in sports might do a first read on several staff stories (and send them to our website), compile a couple of local roundups and proof a few pages. He or she would make news decisions as needed and also might handle a couple of stories from other departments. Tomorrow night, this editor might handle solely news-side copy. This job will be sports-oriented, but flexibility will be important.

    The previous editor in this role went to the Washington Post.

    We are quite busy but probably have more time to hone copy than most sports departments do in today's world.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Everyone is overwhelmed these days.

    Obviously, a very hybrid position. Which you need to be these days.
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a good job. If I had a notion to move back to South Florida, I'd be all over it.
  7. bevo

    bevo Member

    It does sound like a good job. Didn't know there were still editors left working between the assigning editors and copy desk. Would be nice to actually have time to work a story. Since this is Cox, do applications still go through Atlanta or do they go straight to Palm Beach?
  8. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Oh, this is a step above copy desk? Does that mean it pays more than what the desk jockeys make?

    I've had some shops like that but always in news. They were the first to go during layoffs, though :(
  9. bevo

    bevo Member

    Well, got to talk to a Cox recruiter, who said he was going to set up an interview, but have heard nothing. Website still says "under consideration".
  10. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    I've never had an ounce of help from a recruiter. Gotta go right to the key editor, if possible.
  11. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    It looks like a solid hire was made for this gig, with a South Florida background.
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