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Company: The Journal Gazette - Times Courier
Copy Editor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 20, 2013
Job ID: 1463011


The Journal Gazette - Times Courier, an award-winning daily newspaper based in Coles County in East Central Illinois, seeks a versatile copy editor and page designer for its news and sports copy desk. The job includes primary page design for our six-days-a-week newspaper as well as related sections and some specialty products. The successful candidate will design reader-friendly pages, sharply edit stories, write engaging headlines and strive to keep our websites fresh with the latest news. Proficiency with digital news production and presentation is a plus. Candidates should be proficient in Quark XPress and Adobe Photoshop. A year of experience is preferred but new graduates will be considered.

To succeed in the position, applicants need to have basic knowledge of libel and AP Style as well as deep and broad knowledge of spelling and grammar, and be able to work under deadline pressure. Typical hours of work are 2 p.m. to 10:30 p.m, including some weekends, but no Saturdays. Apply online at

In addition to the online application, please send editing and headline clips, along with design clips, to Penny Weaver, news editor, at or mail to 700 Broadway Ave. East, Suite 9A, Mattoon, IL 61938. 

We are part of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news and information in its markets across the country, with 48 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 23 states. For more information about Lee Enterprises, visit We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment drug testing and background check required.

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