Copy Editor

The Galveston County Daily News, Galveston, Texas

Date Posted April 19, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000 to $35,000


The Galveston County Daily News seeks a skilled, versatile, energetic journalist to join its copy editing/design desk.

Viable candidates will have experience building newspaper pages using InDesign, and knowledge of AP style, grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Strong candidates will have all that, and experience in Adobe Illustrator.

The ideal candidate will have all the above, along with some skill at and desire to help The Daily News get the most from its digital publications.

This job requires working a traditional evening/night copy desk schedule.

The Daily News publishes in print five days a week — Tuesdays through Fridays with a combined Saturday/Sunday Weekend edition — and every day in digital form at

The newspaper covers a county of almost 350,000 people just south of the Houston metroplex. Its offices are in Galveston, a historic city on an island off the Texas Gulf Coast known for beaches, bays, historic architecture and close proximity to Houston’s urban amenities.

The Daily News is an award-winning organization with a well-earned reputation for excellence. It is the oldest daily newspaper in Texas, tracing its roots to 1842.

The Daily News provides fulltime employees with paid vacation and offers health insurance, a 401K with employer match and other benefits.  

Send a resume, cover letter and no more than 10 examples of page designs, graphics and illustrations (if you don't have the latter two, don't worry; they aren’t mandatory) to Editor Michael A. Smith —  Put the words “Application for desk job” in the subject line of the application email. Don’t fail to do that.






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