Managing Editor

Job Locations US-FL-Deerfield Beach
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/3/2022 12:28 PM)
Requisition ID
Editorial - Editors
Position Type
Physical Work Location
Sun Sentinel - Work from Home


The South Florida Sun Sentinel is looking for its next great managing editor to lead this driven, award-winning newsroom to even greater heights in one of the most newsy, competitive regions in the country.


Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.



The Sun Sentinel covers Broward and Palm Beach counties, home to 3.5 million people on the Atlantic coast, northern neighbors to Miami. The region boasts beautiful white beaches to the east and the famed Everglades to the west and south. It has some of the wealthiest residents, many who have retired from the Northeast, living near neighborhoods hailing from Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia and the Caribbean. The region is a journalist’s dream, with interesting stories to mine every day. The Sun Sentinel has taken advantage, winning two gold medal Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service in the last eight years (2013, 2019), plus dozens more national and state awards.


The managing editor oversees the newsroom day-to-day. This includes Breaking News, Enterprise News, Sports, Entertainment & Living, Audience, Visuals and Investigations teams, plus the editorial staffs of niche products El Sentinel, City & Shore magazine, Jewish Journal and the Forum weekly community newspapers. The newsroom staff is 60 journalists. The niche products have editors who primarily use freelance writers. The managing editor reports to the Florida executive editor, who oversees both the Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel. The two Florida newsrooms coordinate on state politics, college sports and other topics where it makes sense.


Managing editor candidates should possess:

  • A demonstrated track record of leading a newsroom that punches above its weight, getting the best out of its resources to do important and relevant enterprise journalism for South Florida and the state.
  • Ability to attract and retain talented journalists by helping to create a culture that values teamwork, diverse backgrounds and achievement.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability to swarm the most important breaking news stories such as hurricanes and mass shootings.
  • Demonstrated ability to act on digital metrics to grow reader engagement and subscriptions.
  • Excellent coaching skills. Ability to resolve conflicts quickly and successfully.
  • Deep experience in overseeing projects and stories on digital platforms.
  • Willingness to dig into the community, to meet with community leaders and news makers.
  • And above all, good judgment and integrity.

Tribune Publishing Company is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.


Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal.


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