Date Posted November 17, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Wisconsin State Journal is seeking a full-time Copy Editor for our universal night copy desk. Candidates must be able, under deadline pressure, to sharply edit stories, write engaging headlines, ensure the highest standards are kept for all areas of news production and coordinate with our company’s Design Center on daily and weekly production-related items. Three to five years’ experience at a daily newspaper is preferred, but versatility and a drive to excel go a long way. If you’re ready to join a veteran, award-winning team of editors, reporters, photographers and web producers, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for the right candidate to begin on or about Feb. 1.

In addition to a high degree of enthusiasm for the field of journalism, the ideal applicant needs to have basic knowledge of libel law and AP Style, above-average ability in spelling and grammar, a broad knowledge of national and international news, and the ability to do excellent work under deadline pressure. While the position is almost entirely focused on news, having a good knowledge of sports is a plus.

Typical hours for this position are 4:30 to midnight, but hours may vary. Days of the week will vary, too, and will include weekends and holidays; however, strong efforts are made to accommodate scheduling requests. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.

To be considered for the position, applicants must apply online at  Please include links to 5-10 examples of editing, headline and roundup/compilation/writing clips in your cover letter. The deadline to apply is Monday, Dec. 7.

Capital Newspapers offers:

Competitive compensation

Medical, dental, vision, and life insurances

401k with company match

Vacation, personal, and sick time

Free print subscription to the Wisconsin State Journal and free digital subscription to for all employees

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Capital Newspapers organization is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice.


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