General Assignment Reporter
Come work in beautiful, coastal Southwest Florida for a growing newspaper company that focuses on meaningful community journalism. (And we get to boast we recently won a Pulitzer Prize.)
Sun Coast Media Group (a division of Adams Publishing Group) is now seeking an excellent candidate to fill our General Assignment Reporter position. This puts you at the center of the action in the 5th-fastest growing area in the United States.
Sun Coast Media Group is headquartered in Venice, Fla. but the position will be based in Port Charlotte, Fla., where we have a 33,000-circ daily. We also have a 12,000-circ twice-a-week community newspaper in Venice and a website that attracts nearly half-a-million users a month.
The General Assignment Reporter position is a big part of our effort to continue to grow, both in print and online. Here is the best part for applicants – you can be fresh out of college or a journalist with decades of experience.
We are looking for the ever-elusive “it” factor. Yes, we want this reporter to cover the day-to-day stories. But we also seek someone who wants to write in-depth and make a true difference in the community.
We chronicle life in our communities and present that through insightful, meaningful journalism.
Is this you? Would you like to move to warm, amazing Southwest Florida and join a dedicated group of journalists at a growing company?
For immediate consideration, send your cover letter, your resume and references in an email to the editor, Garry Overbey, at
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
The fringe benefits include medical (split between employer and employee), dental and vision options (employee paid). There are three company-sponsored benefits, including short-term disability, long-term disability and a term life insurance policy. The company pays for these six major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). In addition, employees accrue 3.33 hours of paid leave per pay period in the first year of employment (80 hours) and increasing to 5.0 hours per pay period (120 hours) after their one-year anniversary of employment. The company has the option of making a discretionary match to the 401K retirement plan after year end.
Location/Region: Venice, FL