Copy Editor/Paginator, The News-Enterprise, Flexible Hours, Elizabethtown, KY

Position: Copy Editor/Paginator

Company: The News-Enterprise

Job Location: Elizabethtown, KY

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of practical journalism experience preferred, including copy editing, design and pagination
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proven ability to act decisively and accurately in a fast-paced team work environment that requires handling of multiple tasks
  • Proficient in using InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and other computer programs essential for production of daily newspaper
  • Proficient in using computers and Internet applications
  • Ability to develop designs, approaches and techniques to attract infrequent readers
  • Possess creative flair and be in touch with needs and interests of a diverse readership
  • Possess strong communication, organization and time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Must have strong initiative and be adaptable
  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook and demonstrated knowledge of grammar and spelling
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Hardin County is a plus
  • Ability to work primarily evening hours and frequent weekend shifts

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Packages stories and uses graphics and/or photos to make it easier for readers to navigate through the newspaper.
  • Design multiple pages effectively in deadline situation using InDesign.
  • Process photographs for print and online display using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Summarize stories in compelling, informative and accurate headlines that entice and interest readers.
  • Serve as a “captain” for some special sections throughout the year, aiding in planning and leading production.
  • Work with reporters and photographers in absence of their team leader at night and on weekends.
  • Monitor wire services for best state, national and international stories.
  • Help maintain online content for ~~~
  • Use research and resources effectively to supplement stories.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to serving readers.
  • Participate in Copy Desk Team meetings and decisions as well as full departmental meetings.
  • Represent team in news budget meeting and similar planning sessions.

Work Schedule

: Flexible scheduling based on a 42-hour week that primarily requires evening hours and frequently involves weekend shifts.

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