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Sports Copy Editor/Designer Richmond Times-Dispatch

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mike Szvetitz, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Mike Szvetitz

    Mike Szvetitz Member

    The Richmond Times-Dispatch sports department is looking for a skilled and experienced copy editor/designer to join the team.

    Below is the job description. Interested candidates should apply here (https://bhmedia.silkroad.com/eposti...evelid1&levelid1=2750&parent=News&startflag=2) , as well as send a cover letter and resume to sports editor Mike Szvetitz at mszvetitz@timesdispatch.com.

    Please, no calls.
    Job Description
    Design pages and sections for the Sports section on deadline

    Edit stories, compile roundups and write headlines on deadline

    Work with photo staff to choose the most compelling visuals

    Monitor, edit and post content to the Web site.

    Required Skills

    Excellent writer with command of grammar and AP style

    Solid copy editor who can prosecute stories, is attentive to detail and is knowledgeable about sports

    Creative page designer who can think visually and find ways to enhance content

    Team player who can handle pressure of deadline work

    Proficient user of Windows OS, Microsoft Office products and with Adobe’s Creative Suite, especially inDesign, inCopy and Photoshop

    Applies individual, unique perspective to tasks and projects in order to produce original product or outcome. Creates imaginative ideas that enhance stories by making connections with photos, graphics, multimedia and other elements that illustrate news stories.

    Required Experience
    2 years at daily newspaper or equivalent experience.

    Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: (Must successfully pass)

    • Criminal Background Investigation
    • Drug Screen

    Must possess automobile insurance and a valid driver’s license

    Our attractive compensation package includes: base salary + commission, mileage reimbursement, comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability) and 401k with Company match.


    Job Location

    Richmond, Virginia, United States
    Position Type
    BH Media Group Holdings, Inc. (formerly World Media Enterprises/Midlands Newspapers)

  2. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Best if you put the city on the title.
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