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Company: Orange County Register
Position:
Copy & layout editor – grow with the O.C. Register
Location:
California
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
July 23, 2013
Job ID: 1469622

Description:

Newspapers are alive and growing in sunny Orange County, Calif. If you’re an outstanding copy editor with a passion for community news, it’s time to grow along with us.

The Orange County Register seeks two or more multi-skilled copy editors to join our community team. We quickly have expanded our 22 weekly hometown papers, launched a new daily, and soon will launch more. Plans include a new daily paper for Long Beach, Calif.  We need people with news judgment, keen attention to detail, a knack for compelling headlines, command of AP style, and the skill and desire to lay out eye-catching pages. We need multi-taskers who can juggle multiple deadlines and thrive as part of a team. We prefer journalists with three years’ experience in a deadline-driven newsroom. If you don’t have that, convince us you deserve a look. If you have page-design experience, that’s a nice plus.  Experience with CCI Layout Champ also is a plus.

We value a diverse newsroom and offer a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, pdf clips of 10 of your best printed headlines and five of your best page layouts to sarsenault@ocregister.com . Write “Copy editor” on the subject line of your e-mail. No type-written headlines please. No phone calls please.

Please note: We are very interested in seeing headlines you have written for newspapers. Typewritten headlines or headlines on websites are not particularly useful, because they don't demonstrate your ability to draw a print reader into a story within a limited head count. Ideally, we'd like to see pdf clips of 10 individual stories topped by 10 of your best headlines. If you wrote headlines on the page samples you send us and intend for us to consider them as examples of your headline writing, please clearly state which headlines you wrote. Thank you.

 

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