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Position:
Production Desk Editor
Location:
Texas
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 20, 2013
Job ID: 1463119

Description:

About The Dallas Morning News

Established in 1885, The Dallas Morning News (dallasnews.com) is Texas' leading newspaper.  Its portfolio of print and online products reaches an average daily audience of more than 1.1 million. The newspaper has received nine Pulitzer Prizes since 1986, as well as numerous other industry awards recognizing the quality of its investigative and feature journalism, design and photojournalism. In 2010, The News received the Pulitzer Prize for an editorial series highlighting the economic disparity between the northern half and southern half of Dallas. In 2003, the paper launched the leading Spanish-language daily in North Texas, Al Dia and the nation's first editorial blog. In 2007, the paper established one of the country's first consumer-generated community news sites, neighborsgo.com. In 2008, the paper launched the free, home-delivered quick-read, Briefing. The Dallas Morning News is the flagship newspaper subsidiary of A. H. Belo Corporation. 

The Dallas Morning News is seeking a full-time production desk editor who can design pages, write headlines and copy-edit stories. We’re looking for someone who has strong design skills and solid news judgment, can write excellent headlines and cutlines, knows grammar and usage well and can spot and fix holes in stories. Web production skills are a plus. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives under deadline pressure and likes a collaborative work environment. Hours vary, but all involve night shifts, weekends and holidays. Candidates should have daily newspaper experience. 

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree 

Experience:

Three years of copy editing or design experience at a daily newspaper

Skills:

Good organizational  and goal setting skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to operate computer based programs

Equipment:

PC; basic office equipment

Applicants can contact Denise Beeber, news editor, at dbeeber@dallasnews.com.

  

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