Copy Editor Needed in Colorado Paradise

Summit Daily, Frisco, Colorado

Date PostedDecember 19, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.swiftcom.com/careers
Description:

Copy editor needed in Colorado paradise

The Summit Daily News in Frisco, Colo., seeks a copy editor with dazzling page design skills, excellent line editing abilities and strong news judgement. We're looking for someone interested in all facets of news, sports and entertainment. The right candidate must possess a strong command of headline writing and grammar, as well as a passion for quality. Candidates with two years experience are preferred. The Summit Daily is located in the middle of Colorado ski country and offers a wide array of outdoors activities when you’re away from work.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

 

  • Edits stories for accuracy, clarity, completeness, objectivity, grammar and spelling, organization, readability and style. 
  • Writes clear and informative headlines.
  • Designs pages in an attractive, organized and efficient manner.
  • Helps oversee the Summitdaily.com content so that it remains current, accurate and fresh.
  • Coordinates with reporters, editors and photographers to ensure this consistency in style, tone and quality.
  • Performs detail-oriented, quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interacts professionally with other employees and customers.
  • Works effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Engages with readers through Social Media posts on Facebook and Twitter during their shift.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism.
  • At least one year of newsroom, print or on-line publication copy editing experience.
  • Sound news judgment. 
  • Keen eye for errors of style and substance.
  • Strong knowledge of AP style.
  • Strong design skills. 
  • Ability to communicate with team members regarding copy editing needs.
  • Familiar with concepts of web content management systems.
  • Team oriented.
  • Ability to prioritize and take pride in the details.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.
  • At least one year of related software experience in Mac environment: InDesign, Photoshop.

To apply, visit www.swiftcom.com/careers and select job 1526.

Swift Communications is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


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