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Company: Media Network of Central Ohio
Copy editor
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
December 31, 2013
Job ID: 259355


The Media Network of Central Ohio has an immediate opening for a full-time Copy Editor on the Information Center’s copy desk at The Advocate in Newark, Ohio. A Copy Editor edits and prepares fundamental news, sports and feature content for publication on all print and digital platforms. On each shift, this position primarily handles editing and processing of local and wire content for assigned MNCO publication(s) and/or pages to the off-site Design Studio. This includes primary or secondary editing of content, writing of clear and accurate headlines, captions and other associated content. Some posting of digital content and/or coordination with MNCO digital editors will be required. This position also is responsible for proofing assigned pages or publications as design work is completed by the Design Studio while meeting press deadlines. Resulting work is free of typos, grammatical errors and misspelling. This position requires independent decision making and effective communication with MNCO sites, copy desk colleagues and off-site Design Studio personnel.


  • Edits copy, write compelling headlines and coordinate page production with Gannett Design Studio for assigned print products and/or pages and digital platforms while working to ensure Gannett values for watchdog reporting, content focused on target audiences, mainstreaming/diversity and defending  the First Amendment are reflected. Requires proofing all assigned pages, including final approval of pages for release to the production department  by press deadlines.
  • Ensures spelling, grammar, syntax and quotes are accurate and correct in stories. Understands and follows AP style. Understands libel and ensures  that stories do not contain such material.           
  • Posts digital content and/or coordinate with digital editors as warranted  to provide readers with digital first coverage.
  • Monitors wire service (primarily state wire) purchased by the newspaper, in cooperation with Gannett National Desk to ensure proper stories appear.
  • Ensures assigned site’s digital content is ready for next day cycle before end of a assigned shift and/or coordinates digital content needs with digital editor.                               


  • College degree required; journalism or communications degree preferred
  • Ability to learn and use content management systems (CCI and Saxotech), typing, computer skills, including e-mail and Internet research.
  • Excellent grammar and spelling abilities, accuracy, attention to detail, cooperation, organization and time management, total quality, problem solving.

We offer: Competitive salaries, health care, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending account, 401k and stock; paid vacation time and sick leave for this position. Pre-employment drug testing and a background screening are required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace including veterans and applicants with disabilities.

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