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Public Safety Reporter

Cover Public Safety in Central Florida

The Villages Daily Sun, a 2024 Pulitzer Prize finalist and Florida’s largest daily printed newspaper (the only newspaper in America's largest 20 that is still growing), is seeking a public safety reporter who shares our passion for community journalism.

We're looking for a reporter who can handle a variety of public safety assignments including a daily police blotter, general news stories, features and enterprise pieces.

We're looking for a reporter who can build strong sources in the public safety landscape and provide vital information to a large readership that is invested in being informed about their community's safety.

Ours is a newsroom that values experimental thinking and the power of unconventional storytelling. We offer a generous newshole (about 80 pages daily), impeccable print quality, modern tech resources and managerial support that enable good journalists to become truly great.

Our business strategy is community-first, not digital-first, which means our reporters are allowed to focus on quality reporting and writing without the distraction of a digital workflow. Our local family ownership has just built the first printing plant in America in the last decade, which means we still enjoy late publication deadlines for news across all time zones. We’re also an onsite newsroom that believes in the power of eyeball-to-eyeball collaboration vs. the creative vacuum of a remote workflow.

The Villages is a 90-minute drive to the beach, Orlando’s theme parks, the historic neighborhoods of Gainesville and St. Augustine and the night life of Tampa and Daytona Beach. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and access to a highly regarded charter school system in one of the state’s most idyllic settings.

Salary & Benefits

• In addition to annual compensation reviews, all journalists in our newsroom are eligible for a stretch goal bonus plan that pays out quarterly

• Eligibility for your children to attend the A-rated The Villages Charter School

• Medical, dental, and vision Insurance

• Basic life and AD&D insurance

• Voluntary additional life insurance

• HSA/FSA & 401k with company match

• 9 paid holidays and personal paid time off that expands with tenure

• Paid maternity and paternity leave

• Discounts to a wide variety of businesses in The Villages

• A robust training and development curriculum

To apply, please complete the HR application for the “Reporter” position at which will prompt you to attach a resume. Any unanswered questions can be directed to Executive Associate Editor Nick Feely at