Part-time copy editor/page designer

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Portland, Maine

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Date Posted November 22, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified
Website http://pressherald.com

Description:

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram seeks a part-time editor to edit stories, lay out pages and help run our news site.

We are an ambitious news organization with high standards, and we need a talented editor who can work in both digital and print. The top candidate will be both a sophisticated story editor and a talented news designer who has a track record of creating compelling pages on deadline. Successful candidates are not just grammar sticklers who write great headlines and draw boxes. They prosecute stories, looking for holes and structural problems. We need an editor who’s comfortable switching between print and digital – and doing both at the same time. Our copy editors pay close attention to how our journalism is rendered digitally and improve it without being asked. They also run our website from time to time, and they sometimes choose wire stories for publication both online and in print.

A minimum of three to five years editing and designing pages for a news organization is required.

The position will require a variety of shifts, including nights and weekends.

If you are the best at what you do and share our zeal for ambitious journalism, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. You will be part of Maine’s finest and largest newsgathering operation, and you’ll live in a region with an extraordinarily high quality of life. Regional candidates preferred; relocation expenses not available. Send your resume and 3 to 5 examples of your page designs to Managing Editor Steve Greenlee at sgreenlee@pressherald.com. We are an EEO employer.

Required skills:

Superior news judgment

Strong critical thinking abilities

Unrelenting attention to detail

Clear, precise writing, headline writing and copy-editing skills

Strong page design skills

SEO best practices

HTML

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.