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Copy editor, Dallas Morning News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mark2010, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member


    The Dallas Morning News is seeking a full-time copy editor with experience working on sports pages. The ideal candidate has strong design, copy editing and content skills as well as solid news judgment. We’re looking for a collaborative editor who thrives under daily deadline pressure and can also juggle advance work. Web production skills are a plus. Hours vary, but all involve night shifts, weekends and holidays. Candidates should have 2 to 5 years of daily newspaper experience.


    Bachelors’ degree in journalism, communications, public relations or related field.

    Two to five years of daily newspaper experience.

    Must have good communication, organizational and time management skills; detail oriented; excellent command of the language, both for body copy and headlines; good computer skills

    PC and basic office equipment

    Physical Requirements: Work is performed sitting at a desk using a computer (repetitive motion using a mouse and keyboard) and extensive telephone usage.

    Cognitive or Mental Requirements: Ability to read, scrutinize and interpret staff and wire-generated content in both story and graphic form. Ability to write compelling , creative and accurate headlines and photo captions under extreme deadline pressure; ability to follow written and oral instructions closely; ability to exercise news judgment when reading content and monitoring wires; ability to communicate clearly with fellow editors.

    Working Environment: Work is performed indoors in an office environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate,but individual may be in situations where the noise level is loud.

    Contacts: Personal contacts are primary with supervisors, other copy editors and members of the News Desk.

    Qualified candidates should send a resume along with clips to dmnjobs@dallasnews.com and reference Copy Editor.
  2. spud

    spud Member

    Job ad is hilariously detailed.
  3. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Somebody's actually hiring a copy editor? Wow.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Wow indeed, especially since the DMN has been laying them off in droves for the past five years or so.
  5. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I was elected to lead, not to read.
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