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Copy Editor/Designer, Quad-City Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Victor Smalley, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. From the Lee job site ...

    The Quad-City Times has an immediate opening for a sports designer/copy editor. We need a creative person who has a passion for visuals and can turn a phrase in a headline, think of content-driven breakouts and know when a story has holes in it. Candidates for this job also need to possess strong online skills and interests as well as those for print. Our copy editors must think about how to serve our online and print readers.

    The Times is a 50,000 daily/72,000 Sunday located in Davenport, Iowa -- right on the banks of the Mississippi River. The Times' Web site, qctimes.com, is the dominant news site in its market and is heavily involved in multimedia.

    At the Times, we cover the Iowa Hawkeyes and local high school sports in a very big way (including rapidly growing niche Web sites devoted to each). We also have several small colleges and minor league teams in baseball, hockey and arena football as well as a PGA Tour event and the largest non-marathon road race in the Midwest. The Times sports section has been a regular winner of APSE Top 10 awards. We have great reporting, excellent photography and offer a great benefits package.

    The Times is owned by Lee Enterprises.
  2. luckyducky

    luckyducky Guest

    Awww. Good guy leaving because he got out of the business ... and he's only had good things to say about the people and the paper (as for Lee, well, we all know...).
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Contact person listed? Any other details?
  4. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Once in a blue moon there might be a writing opportunity. You have to LOVE the Web and have ideas for how to present the sports of the day with respect to it; the more Web-savvy you are, the better your chances.

    And expect entry level salary, whatever you think that means. Fortunately it's somewhat inexpensive to live in the Quads, mainly on the Iowa side.
  5. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Talk to the AME/Sports last week. Said they got more applications than in recent times (not real surprising). Given that, he found a handful of guys from the midwest who were interested and it just didn't make sense to him to bring in candidates from halfway across the country.
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