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Company: Times Community News
Position:
Times Community News Seeking Copy Editor / Designer
Location:
California
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 15, 2013
Job ID: 1475436

Description:

Los Angeles Times Community News has an immediate opening for a copy editor/designer for our Los Angeles County newspapers. Are you a grammar nerd? Do beautifully designed pages make you swoon? If so, we want to talk to you.

If chosen, you’ll be part of a three-person team designing and copy editing news and feature stories for the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun and Pasadena Sun. The papers produce on the following schedule:

GNP: Weds-Sun

BLR: Weds/Sat

VSL: Thurs

PAS: Sun

For those of you keeping score at home, that’s a total of nine editions a week, with an average of six to eight stories per edition. Translation: You will not be bored. We use CCI and Layout Champ, so familiarity with these two systems is preferred.

We're a small staff, and people need to be able to juggle multiple jobs. That said, we are open to training the right candidate, though you must have significant experience in at least one of the two needed skills

Copy editors read each story for next day’s edition(s), and correct grammar, style and flow as required. Copy editors write headlines, keydecks and captions for both print and online.

Designers layout pages, placing stories and creating emphasis as directed by news editors. Designers work with the photo staff on choosing the best images for the news and features pages, and work to make the “face” of the paper look as good as possible.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

·      Bachelors degree preferred

·      Analytical and problem solving skills

·      Must be a team player and able to work in a fast paced environment

·      Ability to multi-task and meet required deadlines

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume and samples of work (PDFs only) to:

Dan Evans, editor

Times Community News, North

dan.evans@latimes.com

 

No phone calls, please.

 

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