Copy Editor

Missourian Publishing Co.

Washington, Missouri

Date Posted November 22, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Washington Missourian, an award-winning twice-a-week publication in Washington, Mo., is seeking a full-time, on-site copyeditor.
The copyeditor works with both the news and prepress departments to read all newspaper copy and ads for spelling, grammar, punctuation and adherence to AP and/or in-house style. The copyeditor also helps to ensure the accuracy of names and addresses in newspaper copy. In a typical week, work is split so that approximately 40 percent of time is spent editing ads, legal notices and obituaries, and 60 percent is spent editing news/editorial copy. The copyeditor must also occasionally edit for basic spelling, grammar and readability other outside publications, such as brochures or newsletters, that are printed by Missourian Media Group. 

The ideal candidate would be someone with a journalism degree who is able to work efficiently and in a timely manner to complete duties before press deadlines. Pagination skills are a plus.

The Missourian offers an exellent benefits package that includes health, vision, dental and life insurance, paid vacations and paid holidays, 401(k) retirement plan and short- and long-term disability coverage.

Interested candidates should send their resumes to Missourian Publisher and Executive Editor Patricia Miller at

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