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Company: The Press Democrat
Seeking a sharp Copy Editor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 4, 2013
Job ID: 1472991


The Press Democrat

Under new Local ownership - Sonoma Media Investments, LLC

 Copy Editor/Page Designer

 The Press Democrat, a locally owned 60,000-circulation newspaper in Northern California, has an opening for a full-time copy editor/page designer. We value sharp design, well-organized writing, attention to detail in language and layout, and headlines and design elements that clearly and accurately convey the news.

 This position is responsible for:

  • Writing and/or editing in all media
  • Assures quality for engaging audience
  • Coordinates flow of information to achieve news cycle deadlines
  • Creative Designer
  • Contributes  to high-performing  teamwork  
  • Continuously seeks and applies learning to enhance skills and performances

 Job Requirements:

  • Applicants should have at least three years of daily newspaper copy editing and design experience.
  • Exceptional Writing Proficiency
  • Strong Proofreading and editing skills
  • Experience in page design and layout on pagination systems like Quark or InDesign.
  • Must understand that journalists are held to a higher standard and must follow strict ethical rules, such as not accepting gifts from sources; not putting political bumper stickers on their cars; etc. – all outlined in The New York Times Co.’s ethical policies.
  • Knowledge of best practices in page design, typography, use of space and photography.

 We are looking for candidates that have the following qualities:

  • Quality Orientation
  • Strong Work Standards
  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • Ability to manage work
  • Contributing to team success
  • Proven decision making skills
  • Building strategic working relationships
  • Active Learning

The Press Democrat values the contribution of their employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and Paid Time Off.

The Press Democrat is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.

 To be considered please submit a cover letter and resume and state the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 The Press Democrat is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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