Working under the direction of the editor, generates editorial copy for a variety of publications. Assists in proofing and editing all copy sent to the publications office. This position requires a creative, deadline- and detail-oriented professional who has the ability to work independently, exercises excellent judgment and initiative, is skilled at multi-tasking and who follows direct instructions as given.
Researching and writing articles for the magazine, writing marketing material for League programs and for other print and online publications and projects
Proofreading copy for spelling, grammar and punctuation
Copy editing for style, structure, consistency and content accuracy
Planning and organizing projects
Working with authors, marketing staff, graphic designers and others
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or appropriate field is preferred. Three years of copy editing and writing experience is required.
Excellent, creative writing and reporting skills
Skilled at writing for news media and news sources
Strong verbal communications and interpersonal skills
Excellent and accurate proofreading and copy editing writing skills
Excellent time management skills, including ability to manage and meet strict deadlines
Ability to successfully handle multiple assignments in an independent manner
Proficiency with IT packages like Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
The Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to serve the needs of Florida's cities and promote local self-government. The League was founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy.Florida’s city officials formed as a group of municipal governments for the first time in 1922. They wanted to shape legisla...tion, share the advantages of cooperative action, and exchange ideas and experiences. Growing from a small number of cities and towns, our membership now represents more than 400 cities, towns and villages in the Sunshine State. The League is governed by a Board of Directors composed of elected municipal officials. The League functions under its Charter and By-laws, while the Strategic Plan outlines the mission, goals and objectives.The League’s headquarters is in Tallahassee, and Insurance Services and the Technology Services Department are located in Orlando. The League is the premier provider of many products and services developed especially for Florida’s cities. Our strength and success are dependent upon the support and participation of our members. We continue to explore new ideas for programs, products and services that will meet the needs of municipalities today and tomorrow.