Assistant Managing Editor

The Galveston County Daily News, Galveston, Texas

Date Posted November 12, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Galveston County Daily News seeks a versatile, self-motivated, detail-oriented journalist to join its editing team and editorial board. This assistant managing editor works an evening/night shift helping day-side editors prosecute and polish copy, along with performing some light pagination duties.

This is not a design job, however. It’s a word editing and quality control job essential to keeping state’s oldest daily newspaper among the ranks of the state’s best daily newspapers.

The Daily News covers a county of about 320,000 people on the Texas Gulf Coast. It operates from a building on Galveston Island in a city of about 50,000 known for its beaches, bays and tourist attractions and is only 40 miles from Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism; have done a tour or two as a reporter on daily newspapers; be absolutely solid on, and be a stickler for, style, grammar, punctuation and spelling; be skilled at tightening and closing holes in copy; be willing to adopt the newspaper’s high standards; and work to those standards even without close oversight.

The job requires some basic pagination in building proforma pages such as stocks and weather. InDesign skills would be plus but are not mandatory for a candidate willing to learn them.  

We’re looking for a writer who can improve the work of others through precise editing, help manage quality control and produce a couple of thoughtful editorials each week.

The Daily News, part of family owned Southern Newspapers Inc., offers competitive pay and benefits, including vacation, health insurance and a 401k with a company match.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and no more than five excellent clips to Editor Michael A. Smith at   


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