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Sports Copy Editor - Lawrence (Kan.) Journal World

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Matt Stephens, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Former prof. sent me the link. Seems like a solid job.


    Company: Lawrence Journal World
    Position: Sports Copy Editor
    Location: Lawrence, Kansas
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: November 2, 2011
    Job ID: 1285821


    The World Company, a fast-paced, multi-media organization in Lawrence, Kansas, is looking for a PRINT & DIGITAL SPORTS COPY EDITOR with a knack for producing innovative designs through copy editing and lively headlines in order to facilitate the publication of high quality, accurate, digital and print sports articles and stories.

    Copy editor will:

    Edit stories for accuracy, clarity, completeness, objectivity, grammar and spelling, organization, readability and style.
    Produce the site’s sports content so that it remains current, accurate and fresh.
    Design and maintain digital forms, views, links and other technical aspects to maximize interactivity of the user experience.
    Create and administer pages in Ellington, content management system which may include the posting of video, audio and written content.
    Coordinate with reporters, editors and photographers to ensure consistency in style, tone, and quality.
    Perform detail-oriented, quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
    Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers.
    Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
    Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
    The World Company's online operations are considered to be among the most innovative news and media organizations in the country. Among them are LJWorld.com, Lawrencemarketplace.com, KUsports.com, Lawrence.com, WellCommons.com and SteamboatPilot.com. We are a family owned business that has been a news and media source for over 100 years. Company holdings include newspapers, magazines, commercial printing, consulting, and software development.

    Historical Lawrence, Kansas, is located 45 minutes from Kansas City, MO, has a nationally recognized arts scene, a vibrant downtown and is home to the University of Kansas with its long-standing basketball tradition.

    Ideal candidates should have a track record of sound news judgment, a keen eye for errors of style and substance, strong design skills, being team oriented, prioritizing and taking pride in the details, and at least one year of newsroom, print or on-line publication copy editing experience. Ability to work evenings and weekends is required. Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent years of work experience and at least three years of experience using Quark Express or InDesign.

    To apply submit a cover letter, resume and a link to your portfolio to hrapplications@ljworld.com. We offer an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401k, paid time off, employee discounts and more! Background check, preemployment drug screen and physical lift assessment required. EOE
  2. BrianGriffin

    BrianGriffin Active Member

    What is this "copy editor" they speak of? I think I read about those once in a history book and I saw a display about them at the newseum...
  3. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    It's a skill they stress in J-school, but a position that's ignored in the real world.

    In seriousness, though, with all the copy editors being laid off, it's nice to see a job open up for one.
  4. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    One of the best cities in the world to be a twenty-something man in. Especially one with a job.

    Too bad I'm well on the high side of 30.
  5. JJHHI

    JJHHI Member

    Fantastic paper and sports section, especially for its size.
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