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Copy Editor, Colorado Springs Gazette

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by David Sell, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. David Sell

    David Sell New Member

    The Colorado Springs Gazette sports department is looking for a copy editor with a love of language, a flair for headlines, an eye for detail, no fear of hard work or deadlines and enthusiasm for the Internet. We want ideas and suggestions from all corners of the department, so input is expected, not just encouraged.
    Our sports section won an APSE triple crown in 2005 with five writing awards. In 2006, we were top 10 in daily and honorable mention in the Sunday competition with two writing awards.
    We try to own coverage of Colorado Springs sports and do as much as we can in covering Denver-area teams. That means we cover Air Force, Colorado College hockey, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Olympic Training Center, the Broncos and Colorado Springs-area high schools. We're planning on sending three writers and a photographer to the Olympics next year. In the past, and probably the future, we'll do an Olympic special section each day during the games.
    All of our editors are involved in updating our Web site, which is in the midst of a makeover. We encourage cross-training in multimedia tools. We're beginning a partnership with a local TV station and since the sports editor has a face and voice for print, you could find yourself in front of a camera, if you're so inclined. This job is much more copy editing than design, but we have and will continue to train copy editors in the basics of design to help work flow and for their professional development. We probably will have a new front-end editorial system in 2008.
    We're 60 miles south of Denver and right at the base of Pikes Peak. We get more than 250 days of sunshine per year, so you can see the beautiful mountains of the Front Range most days. You can hike in the mountains and be home for lunch. Skiing is a day trip.
    If you're interested, please send a resume via e-mail to Sports Editor David Sell at david.sell@gazette.com. Don't be shy about including before-and-after editing samples when applying. The mailing address is:

    David Sell
    Sports Editor
    Colorado Springs Gazette
    30 S. Prospect St.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    And to answer the inevitable and reasonable question, one of our copy editors is departing to pursue a screenwriting career in Los Angeles. He leaves on good terms and we wish him luck.

    David Sell
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    A big-time seal of approval here.
  3. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    How do I get that job?
  4. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Familiar with this spot as well (the Gazette and folks pursuing screenwriting careers). A huge small town within striking distance of Denver, and some bars downtown. Freedom, as a chain, is not in a great place these days, but this shop is committed to making the online transition through E-editions and hyper-local YourHub content.
  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Why is Freedom not a good chain these days? I have always heard good things about them.
  6. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    The company's bottom line struggled when some members of the Hoiles family wanted to cash out, the Register is hurting with drops in circulation, staffing and real estate advertising (market's a touch soft in OC), the extra products (OC Post, the Your.Hub in CSprings) are draining resources, and there have been layoffs at each property (including more than 20 at CSprings earlier this year).
  7. Even given Freedom's bottom-line problems, this is a great gig. I"ve known Dave Sell for years as a reporter and editor. His section is well-written and good-looking. If I was portable, I'd test these spring-fed mountain waters and see what the pay scale was like.
  8. Freedom's rather iffy. :-(
    It's still a great place though. Good paper. I can't find too many bad things to say about the Gazette or Dave Sell.
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    It's Colorado :D :D and it's Dave Sell, one of the class, class acts in the sports editing fraternity. Any copy editors wanting to move up should be filling out the slips for the overnight service of their choice right, oh, about now.
  10. It is a great gig. But Colorado Springs is truly a scary city. A lot of wacko ultra right-wing religious fanatics.
  11. blueview

    blueview Member

    Wow, so who departs?
  12. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Any idea what the pay scale is on this position?
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