Collier County Managing Editor

Fort Myers, FL
Full Time
WINK Television News

Collier County Managing Editor

Position Overview:

WINK News is seeking a highly skilled Managing Editor with a focus on Collier County. In this role, you will be based in our main newsroom in Lee County but will have a special emphasis on overseeing news, events and philanthropic activity in Collier County. As the Managing Editor for Collier County, you will play a critical role in leading and ensuring high-quality news coverage, while being well-connected and knowledgeable about all things related to Collier County. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to news and provide comprehensive coverage for our viewers in Collier County while being part of our dedicated team in Lee County. Note: The candidate for the Managing Editor position will be required to travel to Collier County for in-person coverage, including attending meetings and gatherings of stakeholders.


1. Editorial Leadership:

   - Plan, organize, and supervise daily news coverage in Collier County.

   - Maintain a strong focus on news, events and philanthropy specific to Collier County.

   - Collaborate with reporters, producers, and anchors to develop compelling story ideas and assign coverage related to Collier County.

   - Generate original story ideas and conduct original reporting beyond daybook items.


2. Newsroom Coordination and External Relations:

   - Coordinate with the news team in Lee County to ensure seamless coverage of Collier County news.

   - Develop contacts and sources to provide timely and relevant news content specific to Collier County.

   - Stay informed about local issues, events, and trends in Collier County to provide in-depth and impactful coverage.

   - Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, community leaders, and news sources specific to Collier County.


3. In-Person Coverage:

   - Attend and report on Collier County meetings, events, and gatherings of stakeholders in person.

   - Establish a strong presence in the Collier County community by actively engaging with local residents, organizations, and leaders.

   - Conduct interviews and gather firsthand information to enhance news coverage and provide a comprehensive understanding of Collier County's issues and developments.


4. Quality Control:

   - Maintain high journalistic standards, accuracy, and integrity in all news reporting related to Collier County.

   - Provide guidance and support to reporters and photographers assigned to Collier County-specific coverage.


5. Digital and Social Media Contribution:

   - Develop and execute strategies to maximize digital and social media engagement for Collier County news content.

   - Monitor digital and social media trends, tools, and platforms to stay up-to-date with best practices and implement innovative approaches to storytelling.

   - Collaborate with the digital and social media teams to ensure cohesive and effective distribution of Collier County news across all digital platforms.


Qualifications and Skills:

- Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field preferred but not required.

- Extensive experience in broadcast journalism, with a proven track record of editorial leadership.

- Strong understanding of journalistic ethics, standards, and practices.

- Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.

- Ability to work in a fast-paced news environment and meet tight deadlines.

- Ability to develop a familiarity with Collier County, including its communities, issues, and key stakeholders.

- Leadership skills to effectively manage a diverse team and foster collaboration.

- Flexibility to travel and cover stories in Collier County as needed.

Location: Based in the main newsroom in Lee County, with a specific focus on Collier County coverage.

Join our dedicated team and make an impact as the Managing Editor for Collier County, bringing in-depth coverage and exceptional news content to our viewers in Collier County.


    •     Full-time new hires: Eligible to participate in all Company benefit plans, including:

    •     Health, Dental, Vision Insurance, and HSA

          •     1st of the month after 30 days of employment

          •     Subject to plan terms

    •     Eligibility for company-paid benefits such as life insurance & EAP and employee-paid benefits such as short-term and long-term disability

    •     PTO - Earned on Accrual Basis

    •     Company-Paid Holidays

    •     401(k)



Southwest Florida is often praised as being one of the healthiest and happiest places in the world with miles of white-sand beaches and a dynamic community. Broadcast Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are a drug-free and smoke-free environment.


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