The Orlando Sentinel is looking for a leader for a newly expanded team we are calling “How To Live.”
As the senior content manager for this team, you will work closely with four other multimedia journalists to cover the social structures that define how we live in Central Florida. This is the team that will connect with our readers about health and wellness, identity, social issues, religion and spirituality, LGBTQ issues, the environment, commuting, and education across the lifespan.
This is not simply a management job – the person must be a top-notch journalist in the field and a leader in the office. The ideal candidate will attack news throughout the day and week, always looking for fresh angles and new ideas that will drive audience to OrlandoSentinel.com
with spot and in-depth coverage.
Depending on the day, you will find yourself writing, shooting or appearing in videos, analyzing a database, working on enterprise, or assigning and editing others on the team. The person must be comfortable using metrics to inform coverage, but remain intuitive enough to make creative decisions that anticipate what our readers want.
Do we really have to say the person should understand how to engage audience on social media – to see its power and its limitations? Don’t think of this as a “features” beat where the soft side of the news lives – it is the place to tell great stories and break important news about a growing community that is getting more diverse and younger by the minute. The manager will report to John Cutter, the managing editor/audience.