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Here's a question: What do you think this would pay?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Satchel Pooch, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. Satchel Pooch

    Satchel Pooch Member

    It's a megacorporation, but it's still a J job and, of course, there's no guarantee that a megacorp will pay megabucks.

    (via JJ.com)


    Company: America Online
    Editor, Editorial Operations/Welcome Screen
    & AOL.com
    Dulles, Virginia
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    August 30, 2006
    Job ID: 663657

    Editor, Editorial Operations/Welcome Screen & AOL.com
    Job Code: 49658

    Primary Role: Work as a copy editor for America Online, ensuring editorial quality, consistency and excellence throughout the service. Review all versions of the Welcome Screen and AOL.com from scripts to live screens, as well as channel main screens, special programming packages and other editorial areas of the service. Do QA for publishing and technical errors visible to members. Enforce the AOL Style Guide and suggest modifications and additions. Must be available to work some early mornings, late evenings and weekends as required.

    Key Functions: -Prepublication and live QA of high-level screens, feature packages & other content areas throughout the service

    -Establish and enforce editorial guidelines

    -Serve as an expert on editorial guidelines

    Skills Required: -Excellent copy editing skills, including headline writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and fact checking

    -Experience with tight publishing deadlines

    -Ability to react nimbly to real world events

    -Highly organized and detail oriented

    -Ability to quickly encapsulate broad information into concise promotional copy

    -Strong interpersonal skills in order to develop and maintain relationships with content programmers, photo editors and publishing staff

    -Excellent team player

    -Strong sense of current events and popular culture

    Skills Desired:

    -Online editing and/or publishing experience

    -Online, TV or Broadcast programming experience

    -Traditional newspaper editing experience

    -Experience with Excel and other products in the Microsoft Office suite

    Years of Experience: Candidate should have at least 5 years of experience as a copy editor. (Journalism background is desired.)

    Unique Requirements: Some early morning, late evening and weekend hours are required.

    AOL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other classification prescribed by applicable law.

    E-mail: Jenniferramos11@aol.com
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Well, it won't pay as much as it would have before AOL started losing subscribers by the millions, I can tell you that ...
  3. lono

    lono Active Member

    ... But still better than the Podunk Press by a damn sight.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Maybe. I'm assuming Podunk's cost of living is a bit milder than NoVa's, however.
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