Copy editor (evening shift)

Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Date Posted August 24, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Southeast Missourian seeks copy editor for evening shift

The Southeast Missourian newspaper seeks an experienced copy editor/page designer for its print and digital products.

Individual must have experience working in InDesign. Basic knowledge of AP style and copy editing skills required.

Individual is responsible for some news and sports page design, using pre-built templates to place stories and photos. This position requires the ability to work on deadline.

The Southeast Missourian has grown digital subscriptions 262% since March 2018.

The talented team includes a mix of veteran and young reporters and an aggressive news, photo and sports staff. The staff has won an award for best investigative reporting in the state of Missouri three years running, but day to day puts out meaningful and useful content to readers.

The ideal candidate will have:

1-3 years of journalism experience
InDesign experience
The ability to work effectively in a team
A commitment to listening to and engaging audiences
A desire to have fun and enjoy life with colleagues while working in a noble profession that is vital to our community

The Southeast Missourian was one of 10 newspapers in North America selected by Google, Local Media Association, and FTI Consulting for an accelerated project on digital subscriptions. It has previously been involved with Google on three other cutting edge projects, as well as being a technology testing ground for the Associated Press.

The Southeast Missourian covers a metro area anchored by Cape Girardeau, which is a thriving community with three hospitals, a university, and a bustling downtown district on the riverfront of the mighty Mississippi. In addition to its core newspaper products, Rust Communications operates a marketing agency, events division, and magazine operation in Cape Girardeau.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing why they would be a fit for this position. Applications should be submitted to editor Rick Fahr at

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