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Company: Orange County Register
Copy editors: We're doing great work in Orange County
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 23, 2013
Job ID: 1469633


The Orange County Register is growing bigger and better in sunny California. We are looking for experienced copy editors – with skill and flair – to join our news/features/business desk and make us great every day.

We need deadline-driven people with news judgment, keen attention to detail, command of AP style, and the ability to write headlines that make readers laugh, cry and pay attention. Experience with page layout, wire editing or CCI is a plus. Night and weekend work is required.

Orange County is a diverse community, and we value diversity in our newsroom.

This is a collaborative desk, so copy editors need to work well with designers, photo editors, line editors, reporters and others. The job requires comfort with editing stories on print and digital platforms and the ability to work on various sections of the newspaper – from Cars one day to News the next. Topics may include news, business, features and online breaking news. You’ll be an expert on the difference between Corona del Mar and Avenida Del Mar, FasTrak and Fastpass, and the Orange Crush and the Orange Circle. 

Responsibilities include shaping stories for publication to Register standards by:  Correcting spelling, grammar and facts.  Writing captions and refers. Checking graphics. Trimming to fit. Raising issues of inaccuracy, omission, bias or libel. Proofreading section fronts.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of copy editing experience. Knowledge of Orange County is a plus. The position pays a competitive salary based on experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and clips of 10 of your best headlines to Write “Copy editor 2” on the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

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