Company Info

The McClatchy Company
2100 Q Street
Sacramento, California (United States)

Municipal Government Team Editor

Location: Doral, Florida
Job Category: Newspapers
Job ID: 3501
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11.23.2020


Job Description:

Here’s the pitch

Come join one of the most engaging, dynamic newsrooms in America and immerse yourself in the rhythms and passions that make life in Miami so interesting.  As the editor of the municipal reporting team, you’ll lead a talented group of journalists who have a passion for telling the story of Miami -- and South Beach, Coral Gables, Homestead, Hialeah, and about two dozen other local governments along with even more distinct neighborhoods. 

The challenge isn’t coming up with stories, it’s choosing which to tackle.  Your job as editor is to make the decisions smarter, the copy sharper, the audience bigger and the reporters better.  

And when the big stories come our way -- and they always do -- you get to be part of the most nimble, dedicated and smart group of journalists you’ve ever seen. 


The municipal government editor directs a team of five reporters who are charged with holding elected and public officials accountable, chronicling the joys and sorrows of life in South Florida, spotting trends before others do, and stitching together a body of work that is the Miami story. Your team’s reporters include those who cover Miami-Dade County government, the city of Miami and Miami Beach as primary beats. There’s an at-large reporter who drops in on other municipalities of all sizes as news and enterprise stories arise. And there’s a reporter whose beat we call “urban aggravations” as she seeks out the stories that make people take notice.


The ideal candidate has considerable experience as a local government reporter and/or editor.  In multi-lingual Miami, speaking Spanish or Portuguese or Haitian Creole, is a big plus. You need to be savvy about reaching and building an audience, be adept with social media and appreciate that there’s more to daily journalism and connecting with readers than just the written word. You need a passion for accountability journalism, while being the gatekeeper for tone, balance and fairness. You need to collaborate with your reporters to produce their best work as often as possible and be part of a newsroom editing culture that collectively aims for a high bar every day.


Job Requirements:

Job requirements


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