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Company: Capital Journal
Capital City Copy Editor/Page Designer
Pierre, South Dakota
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable



Our Capital City newspaper needs an experienced page designer.  Are you a copy editor/designer/writer who thinks like a reader when editing copy and designing pages? Are you a meticulous editor who challenges copy? Do you thrive under deadline pressure and are you willing to take charge when necessary? Do you care about the craft of writing as well as the way a story is told visually?  

The Capital Journal is in need of a copy editor/designer/writer who will assist laying out news and sports pages for our five-day (Monday - Friday) daily. We offer our writers and designers one of the best platforms for storytelling of any small daily in the northern Great Plains.  In addition, the position would also assist copy editing pages, scan the wire for relevant and interesting copy and post items to our website each night. Previous professional layout experience is required and experience with InDesign and Photoshop is a plus. Layout experience at a daily newspaper is a big advantage.

Other requirements are a four year college degree, preferably in journalism or equivalent knowledge or training.

The Capital Journal is more than just a newspaper. We are a media company and as such, we use social media, the Web, Flickr, Vimeo, Cover-it-Live, text updates and a variety of methods in addition to the print product to keep South Dakota readers informed.

The Capital Journal is a 5,000 circulation award-winning Monday-Friday morning newspaper owned by Wick Communications, a media company with holdings in several states.

Pierre is a city of 15,000 located in central South Dakota in a fast-growing state capital community with the feel, energy, the heart and compassion of a small town. Pierre is home to some of the best hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and other outdoor activity areas in the United States. Benefits include six paid holidays, paid vacation, group health insurance, group dental insurance and 401k with company match.

The Capital Journal provides a meaningful work environment for our employees, rewards innovation and risk-taking, and offers opportunities for career development. The Capital Journal copy editor/design position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and career progression possibilities within Wick Communications. Please apply ELECTRONICALLY ONLY with a short cover letter, resume, work examples and salary requirements to

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