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Company: Newsday/ Cablevision
Position:
Digital Copy Editor
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 13, 2013
Job ID: 1492292

Description:

Cablevision’s Local Media division, which includes Newsday, News 12 and MSG Varsity, is seeking a Manhattan-based copy editor with at least 3 years experience, solid news judgment and excellent editing, writing and communication skills for its digital-only news operation covering Westchester, Rockland and Hudson Valley counties.

 

Duties & Qualifications:

In addition to top-notch editing skills, this editor should be comfortable reporting and writing stories and working in a fast-paced digital newsroom. This copy editor will be called upon to assist in programming the web site and mobile and help increase our audience.

  • Edit stories, captions and headlines for spelling, grammar, readability, style, context and suitability. Skilled at raising substantive questions about focus, accuracy, structure, organization, tone, and legal and ethical issues.
  •  Attention to detail, ability to work quickly and efficiently on a daily deadline.
  • Adept at juggling many tasks quickly and efficiently on a daily deadline. 
  • Knowledge of best digital practices including writing SEO headlines and crafting stories to get maximum traction.
  • Ability to learn our content management system and metrics to increase traffic to site/apps.
  • College degree, preferably in Journalism or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Westchester, Rockland and Hudson Valley counties is a plus.

 We are looking for flexible, collegial self starters willing to take on a variety of tasks beyond traditional copy editing. The shift: Sun. - Thurs., 3 – 11 p.m.

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