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Sports copy editor, Lawrence (Kan.) World

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Mark2010, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Rock, chalk, Jayhawk......


    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 the 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.

    Ideal candidates should have atrack record ofsound 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 have at least one year of newsroom, print or online 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 InDesign or Quark Express.

    Apply online at jobs.the-worldco.com and include a cover letter, resume and a link to your portfolio. We offer an excellent benefits package, including health insurance, 401(k), paid time off, employee discounts and more. Background check and pre-employment drug screen required. EOE
  2. champ_kind

    champ_kind Member

    Tip No. 1: The name of the paper is the Journal-World
  3. HandsomeHarley

    HandsomeHarley Well-Known Member

    Just curious. Do the buzzwords, "...so that it remains current, accurate and fresh" translate into "...work 24/7"?
  4. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Just remember, it's "Kansas University" per its style guide.
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