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Company: St. Joseph News-Press
Seeking Page Designer / Copy Editor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
November 18, 2013
Job ID: 705400



The St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press (28,000 daily and online at is seeking to fill an immediate opening for a talented page designer / copy editor to join our news copy desk. St. Joseph is a community of 80,000 located about 40 miles north of Kansas City, Mo. The newspaper serves 21 counties in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The news desk produces the main news section, local / regional news section and sports section. Responsibilities of the page designer / copy editor include story and photo selections (in partnership with the other editors), editing, headlines, page designs and production of the finished pages. We emphasize content that is compelling, relevant and valuable to our readers. This full-time position comes with a benefits package and a salary commensurate with abilities and experience.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: We prefer a four-year college degree in journalism, mass communications or English. We also prefer two or more years of professional experience, although college graduates with experience on a college newspaper and in internships will be considered. We seek a strong orientation to journalism and newspaper page design and copy editing; demonstrated proficiency in spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and computer keyboarding (30-40 wpm); demonstrated proficiency in both the technical and creative aspects of newspaper page design; and the ability to perform editing and design functions on deadline. Midwest candidates are strongly preferred. Employment is contingent on passage of a drug screening and background screening.

TO APPLY: Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please submit a brief introductory letter explaining your interest in this position; a resume and references; and three to five examples of your best work. Please apply to: Paul Branson, Presentation Editor, St. Joseph News-Press, 825 Edmond St., St. Joseph, MO 64501. The e-mail address is The St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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