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Executive Editor

Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Date Posted: 11-17-2017
The Tampa Bay Times, the leading news organization in Florida, seeks an editor who will build on its tradition of excellence and extend its work to new formats and audiences. The next executive editor will nurture the Times' award­ winning journalism and its service to citizens throughout the Tampa Bay region -­ and beyond. S/he will be forward-looking and help the Times recognize and realize opportunities created by new technology and changing market conditions.
The executive editor is a central member of the Times' leadership team and a steward of the company. S/he must demonstrate a keen appreciation for the connections between the news operation and the rest of the enterprise. This editor also represents the Times in community and professional circles and must therefore personify the qualities that define the Times, especially a commitment to high standards, integrity and public service.
The next executive editor must have a zeal for the work and an authentic optimism that recognizes challenges and sees possibilities beyond them. Through example and personal effort, this editor should attract and inspire talented journalists at various stages of their careers, and will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and staff development. In the tradition of Nelson Poynter, the executive editor will have an unshakable commitment to independent journalism and to the Times as an institution that makes the Tampa Bay region a better place.
Candidates should submit a resume and a letter of interest describing their ambitions for the Times and outlining their plans if selected to lead its newsroom.
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