Copy Desk Chief

The Frederick News-Post, Frederick, Maryland

Date PostedMarch 06, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Copy Desk Chief

The Frederick News-Post, a seven-day daily in Frederick, Maryland, is seeking a copy desk chief, responsible for planning, editing and designing, and managing a team of talented copy editors.

Candidates should possess strong news judgment and editing skills, be fluent in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, and have an expert knowledge of AP Style. The successful candidate will work closely with editors and reporters in planning for enterprise and feature packages by brainstorming design ideas while also balancing a daily workload. Project-management skills and the ability to delegate are a necessity. Experience with TownNews is a plus.

A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Journalism, English, or related program, is required, as well as three years’ experience at a daily newspaper. Must have excellent grammar skills and knowledge of AP style. Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and furnish current driving record with no more than two points for a period of two years, and an acceptable driving history with no suspensions.

This position requires evening and weekend work, as well as some holidays.

To apply, send a cover letter (explaining why Frederick is right for you), resume, salary requirements and relevant work samples to Christopher Kinsler, editor, at Resumes submitted without a cover letter, design samples and salary requirements WILL NOT be reviewed. 


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