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Company: Press Register
Position:
News Editor-Layout Guru
Location:
Mississippi
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 1, 2013
Job ID: 1524293

Description:

Clarksdale Mississippi, the most "Southern Place on Earth" according to Oxford American Magazine, and home to the infamous Crossroads where Blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to be the greatest guitar player ever, is looking for a news editor who's just as comfortable laying out newspaper and magazines as covering the local government or school boards.

In its 148th year serving Clarksdale and Coahoma County, the Clarksdale Press Register is a twice-weekly newspaper focused on local news that publishes its print product on Wednesday and Friday, and uploads its breaking news stories to its newly revamped website daily. We also produce quarterly magazines and dozens of special sections that allow its writers to pen stories on a myriad of topics.

Our ideal candidate will have a strong grasp of AP style, be familiar with QuarkXPress and having a passion for accurate and detailed community journalism. He/she would also be comfortable working against deadlines and have some digital photography experience.

Clarksdale is known for its local live music and Blues festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, and its Southern hospitality and laid back style of life. Employment benefits include: low-cost, partially-funded individual health insurance and 401K. Relocation expenses also negotiable for the right candidate.

If you possess a positive attitude, can work well within our team atmosphere and are interested please send a cover letter and resume to Publisher, Jesse Wright at publisher@pressregister.com with "News Editor" in the subject line.

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