Copy Editor Universal Desk

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Date Posted October 27, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.post-gazette.com/careers

Description:

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania’s largest newspaper, is currently seeking applicants for a copy editor position to join our universal copy desk.  

The ideal candidate should have:

  • A proven record for ensuring accuracy and fairness in the content we produce.

  • The ability to edit for content, grammar, style and punctuation on all PG print and digital platforms.

  • An ability to react quickly to breaking news and deliver well-edited content to a website and social platforms.

  • A stellar reputation for strong news judgment and meeting deadlines.

  • A strong ability to manage parallel projects at once.

  • The propensity to collaborate with editors, reporters and the visual team.

  • Be proficient at using a variety of print and digital content management tools.

  • Familiarity with common forms of social media story design and tools.

  • Experience designing print pages or an ability to learn a new skill set. 

  • Comfort using all forms of visual multimedia, including: video, audio, still images, data and illustration. 

Education and Experience

·        Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism but not a must

·        2 to 5 years of copy editing and layout experience 

·        Strong verbal, written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills

·        Ability to deliver news on social media platforms

·        Strong analytical and strategic planning skills and attention to detail

·        Exceptional work ethic, time management, and organization skills

Other Things to Know:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it

As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs.