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Company: The (Tacoma) News Tribune
Position:
Seeking news/features copy editor
Location:
Washington St.
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 4, 2014
Job ID: 1463128

Description:

Copy editor opening at (Tacoma) News Tribune/The Olympian
 
The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. is seeking a versatile, experienced copy editor to join our newsroom.
 
This position is responsible for line editing of news and features content for two daily publications (The News Tribune and The Olympian) on nights and weekends. This person will also serve as the back-up to our wires editor on weekends and vacations. Basic pagination skills are also an asset. 
 
The right applicant would join a 20-person universal desk that handles the editing and design duties for print. Production changes are coming in June as we integrate the print/online/mobile platforms with a new pagination system rollout of NewsGate/CCI. 
 
Applicants must display great news and sports judgment, with a background in newspaper editing, headline writing and strong language skills. They must also have a command of AP style, an aptitude for writing engaging headlines and a strong attention to detail. They must be comfortable editing on deadline with a tight turnaround of two publications. 
 
We are looking for candidates who are self starters who can handle a large workload each night. We want them to be excited about giving the readers the most comprehensive copy from our staff and the wires with a discerning eye geared toward the written word. 
 
A bachelor's degree in journalism is preferred with experience at a weekly or daily publication. Past Dow Jones copy editing interns are highly encouraged to apply. 
 
Please respond by May 19, 2014 with several clips, cover letter, resume and references. 
 
Contact: Liz Wishaw at liz.wishaw@thenewstribune.com

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