Copy Editor

Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah

Date PostedOctober 12, 2017
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.standard.net
Description:

Copy editing is more important than ever. Our brand is our credibility and our credibility is supported by clean copy.

We’re looking to hire a copy editor who brings diligence, passion and enthusiasm to help make the Standard-Examiner’s content as compelling as possible. This person will edit written stories, video and photo captions and a host of other multimedia content.

Traditionally, copy editors have been attached to a print production desk but the person we hire for this job will work first in the digital realm, making sure stories pack a powerful SEO punch and are pleasing to the web reader, then fit the content for print. We’re looking for someone who can appreciate both worlds. The right person for this job will also have opportunities to dabble in other newsroom tasks, such as growing our social media audience or learning about publishing beautiful, engaging stories via WordPress.

The Standard-Examiner has a goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to storytelling in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from minority candidates.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • The ability to edit content for factual accuracy and AP style.
  • Edit and prepare stories for the web (SEO headlines, clean/SEO photo captions, hyperlinks/tags, etc).
  • Sound news judgment.
  • Occasionally budget the next day’s paper and proof pages for print.
  • Newsroom experience and a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field.

BONUS:

  • Experience with graphic design or creating infographics.
  • Experience working in WordPress.
  • Proficiency in Spanish.

The Standard-Examiner is a daily newspaper in Northern Utah, situated along the Wasatch Front mountains — think the skiing of Park City or Salt Lake City without the stupidly high cost of living. Our area of coverage includes Weber and Davis counties, parts of Morgan and Box Elder counties and any story/topic of wide appeal for our readers/watchers/listeners.

The newsroom is in Ogden, a city of 85,000. Ogden was recently tapped for having one of the best downtowns in America, one of the hottest (affordable) housing markets and a top place to raise a family. From the days of Prohibition to today, this place seldom has a dull moment. (Oh, and the photo attached is the view from the newsroom. Not bad, eh?)

This is a full-time position with benefits. The job requires weekend and evening shifts.

Send a cover letter, resume and/or a link to a portfolio or published examples of your data work to Anne Christnovich, managing editor, at achristnovich@standard.net.

 


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