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Sports copy editor, Louisville Courier-Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by kickoff-time, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. kickoff-time

    kickoff-time Member


    The Courier-Journal, a 180,000-circulation newspaper in Louisville,
    Ky., has an opening for a veteran copy editor on its sports desk.
    Page-layout experience preferred, but not essential. Position requires
    night and weekend work. E-mail cover letter and resume to sports
    editor Harry Bryan at hbryan@courier-journal.com.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Anyone know if the opening here and those in Phoenix are related to Big G's new universal page design hubs?
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Phoenix read as "anticipated" openings. This reads as an actual opening.
  4. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Didn't Louisville recently hire a desk guy?
  5. TimmyP

    TimmyP Member

    Is this a copy editing job on a true sports desk, or on a universal desk with primarily sports duties, or what?

    From what I understand, all or nearly all Gannett properties are going to be enduring widespread layoffs among the copy editing ranks within the next 2 years, as a result of the page design hubs. No one has been told for sure when these cuts are coming and how deep they will be at each location.

    That's something to keep in mind when these openings come up, that they could be just temporary jobs, unless they've been told they won't have any cuts by Gannett (which then goes into the issue of trust, etc.), or that sports won't be part of the design hub that sparks these staff reductions.

    It also could be why there seem to be several copy editing jobs opening on here at Gannett properties lately, with current copy editors leaving like rats fleeing a sinking ship and papers needing to fill the desks and get the paper out every day until the Grim Reaper shows up.
  6. AllenCone

    AllenCone New Member

    As Paul Barrett wrote in the Arizona Republic thread, the design centers won't handle copy editing.
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