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Job posting: South Florida on the Cheap seeks editor

We're looking for an editor for Miami-South Florida on the Cheap, the premier online magazine for how to live well on less in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The website focuses on free events and things to do, plus tips on how to save money.

The ideal candidate has a journalism background, is good at ferreting out information, and can give direction to writers as well as write stories. We're looking for someone to be the face of South Florida on the Cheap, as well as raise the site's visibility. Familiarity with WordPress is helpful, as is a deep knowledge of all three South Florida counties. The editor must live in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach county.

This is a freelance, contract position. We estimate that this job will start at 10 hours a week, with the potential to grow.

Requirements include:

  • Skill at supervising, training and motivating people remotely
  • Grammar and editing skills
  • Knowledge of how to write headlines and copy for SEO
  • WordPress proficiency and the ability to learn custom modifications
  • Knowledge of how to use social media to grow website traffic
  • Willingness to deal with sponsored content and affiliate content, as well as traditional journalism content
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and other metrics

Please email your resume and cover letter to


About Teresa

Teresa Mears is a publisher, writer and editor who was raised to be frugal. She became a website entrepreneur after 30 years as an editor at newspapers ranging in size from the Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, where she worked most recently. She moved to Florida in 1980 because it was the only place she could get a job during that recession and has lived in South Florida since 1985, in Miami, Hollywood, Tamarac, Wilton Manors and Fort Pierce. She is co-owner and CEO of the parent network, Living on the Cheap.

Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

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