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Sports copy editor, Grand Forks (N.D.) Herald

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by schlossmangf, May 28, 2014.

  1. schlossmangf

    schlossmangf New Member

    A sports copy editor position is open at the Grand Forks Herald. Paper's circ is about 20,000. The major sport up here is U of North Dakota hockey (Jonathan Toews, Zach Parise, T.J. Oshie, etc. went here). It draws about 11,500 per game. UND is Division I in all sports and plays in the Big Sky Conference (FCS football). We cover the college closely. Prep sports also are an emphasis.

    The sports staff is four full-time writers, two full-time designers. The five currently at the Herald have all been here for 10 years. Our news staff has quite a few recent college grads. It's a solid mix. We want to be a paper that is among the best under 30Ks in the country - we have won five straight APSEs for special sections. We were honorable mention for daily this year and have previously won top 10s for both daily and Sunday.

    Send me a PM on here or let me know if you have any questions. Here's the posting:


    ß Strong sports and news judgment.

    ß Develop a familiarity with the national, regional and local sports scene.

    ß Edit staff-generated and wire copy, including verification of facts, dates and statistics.

    ß Edit copy from national and regional wire.

    ß Select and design photographs and graphics to conform to space requirements.

    ß Write or rewrite headlines and captions according to publication requirements.

    ß Report and write occasionally, including feature articles.

    ß Contribute to online efforts.

    ß All other duties as assigned by the editors.


    ß Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Mass Communications.

    ß Ability to make decisions and work under pressure.

    ß Knowledge of AP style

    ß Excellent English skills and command of pagination software.

    ß Strong visual communication along with excellent written and verbal communication.

    ß Accomplished technical computer skills, Quark experience preferred.

    ß Motivated self-starter who is flexible between desk duties.

    ß Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.



    Steve Wagner, Editor

    Grand Forks Herald

  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    If you're lucky, you might even get an occasional taste of curling. Not too many places in the US can offer that.
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