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Copy Editor, sports-USA Today...McLean, VA.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by gravehunter, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    You can follow the link for more details and to apply:


    Job Description

    COPY EDITOR (Sports): USA TODAY seeks an experienced copy editor with

    strong editing skills for its Sports Department copy desk. Must be an

    aggressive editor with strong spelling, style, grammar and fact-checking

    abilities and be able to write creative headlines and captions on

    deadline. Must work well on event-deadline copy.

    Should have a good working knowledge of sports. The job includes night hours. Three (3) or

    more years experience at a midsize or larger newspaper is prefened.

    Multimedia background desired as online posting and editing will be part

    of the responsibilities. College degree preferred.
  2. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member


    I'm not sure why the date says Jan. 18, but the OP in that thread linked to the same site and job listing as this lists.
  3. gravehunter

    gravehunter Member

    Maybe they're reposting it or something. This one did sound pretty familiar from a few weeks ago.
  4. Wonderlic

    Wonderlic Member

    No kidding.
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Yet, if you pointed this error out during an interview, your chances for getting the job would be nixed.
  6. Biscayne

    Biscayne Guest

    I applied a few weeks ago, with years of experience at big papers.
    Never heard a word. Since it's Gannett, I really don't care.
  7. doodah

    doodah Guest

    Damn. Another job that wants experience. You need a job for experience, but you need experience to find a job. Sucks.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    You don't need experience to find a job. You need experience to work at a paper like USA Today.
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Did you apply for the jobs in Williston, because if you haven't, then I don't want to hear any complaining about papers wanting experience.
  10. doodah

    doodah Guest

    What is Williston
  11. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    A town in North Dakota. The job there received very little interest. Stitch either has connections to the paper or just worked in the state (I can't recall which).
  12. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Worked in the state. Instead of people with no experience complaining about papers that require experience, they should apply for entr-level jobs. There are too many who say they will do anything or work anywhere to be a sports writer, but their actions do not back up their talk.

    Forget about Williston, but understand this. USA Today won't hire recent grads who are clueless.
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