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Virgin Islands Daily News seeks a managing editor

May 2, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Attention experienced managing editors — Look closely at this once-in-a-decade professional opportunity.

Would you like to:

  • Practice top-quality journalism that compares with the best of the industry?
  • Guide, develop and supervise a national award-winning staff?
  • Know that your newspaper is the talk of the town every day of publication?
  • Never find a single workday boring?
  • Juggle a handful of stories every day that each could be the lede in almost any other newspaper elsewhere?
  • Live in a dynamic, exciting and unique culture renown as “America’s Paradise”?

If you’re interested in a job that includes these highlights, then read further.

The Virgin Islands Daily News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning six-day daily covering the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands is seeking a Managing Editor who will be responsible for supervision and managing sub- editors, work on special projects, is an expert at precision editing, can rotate on the news desk between sections and does quality page design. This is the second-ranking position in our newsroom.

Make no mistake: This is quite possibly your dream job, but the successful candidate will be launched into a fast-paced, hands-on, hyper-demanding role that requires long hours, rigorous dedication and unflinching standards.

The skill set and experience we require includes:

  • Significant high quality experience managing reporters and newspaper coverage — along with all the expertise in communication, organization, training and supervision that implies.
  • Demonstrated expertise — through excellent work samples and professional references — in the standards, styles and ethics of U.S. newspaper journalism.
  • Enthusiasm for pursuing the story and dexterity in guiding reporters through that process.

This is not an entry-level position, and the learning curve will be very steep — even for a seasoned journalist.  Take time now to research the Virgin Islands and The Virgin Islands Daily News — start with our website, Look at our work and our community. If you are ready to jump in the deep end and swim from the start, then this could be the opportunity of a lifetime.

Do not apply unless you are sincerely interested in this job, in making it your top priority 60-plus hours a week and in relocating to the Virgin Islands for a minimum of three years.

If you feel you could be a good fit for this job, then send PDF files of a cover letter, your resume, your professional references and your work samples to Executive Editor Eunice Bedminster at or send printed material to Job Applications 

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