Copy Editor/Page Designer

The Bakersfield Californian

Bakersfield, California

Date Posted September 17, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Editorial
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Copy editor/ page designer

The Bakersfield Californian seeks an experienced copy editor and page designer to join its team. The position is part of a universal desk, which handles the daily The Bakersfield Californian, weekly Tehachapi News, and other publications. Responsibilities will include opportunities to design news, feature, and sports pages, including A1 design. We also seek an editor adept at wire editing, and experience as a slot editor is a plus. 


You'll edit stories, send a copy, photos, and video to the web in our digital-first newsroom, and design pages for the print editions. This person can be expected to handle any duty given to a journalist, including reporting and writing stories as needed for the daily newspaper and any of The Californian's specialty publications. The person can be called upon to assist with editing our specialty publications and daily Opinion section. 


The Bakersfield Californian is an award-winning newspaper, earning first place general excellence from the California News Publishers Association two years in a row. 


Qualifications include:

• Experience in pagination software, especially use of Adobe InDesign and InCopy

• Advanced knowledge of AP style, grammar, and copy editing on deadline

• Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, or comparable work experience

• 3-5 years of experience on a daily newspaper copy desk, or 5-7 years as a reporter or editor at a daily newspaper. 



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