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Sports Copy Editor, Santa Rosa, CA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    SPORTS COPY EDITOR (Casual/On-Call)

    The Press Democrat, a New York Times Company, is looking for a casual/on-call Sports Copy Editor in our Newsroom.

    Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: • Edit stories, write headlines and produce sports pages for publication. • Post stories and photos to the Press Democrat’s Web site. • Compile and format stats, standing and box scores for publication on the scoreboard agate page. • Compile and format local high school and college results for Empire scoreboard. • Moderate live blogs on Press Democrat’s Web site.

    Requirements and specifications for the job: • Experience in editing, headline writing, newspaper layout and meeting deadlines: 2 years daily newspaper experience • Read and write English well and have a command of English language and grammar. • News judgment in story selection to meet newspaper goals, reader interest and legal standards. • Knowledge of current national and local sports news and trends. • Maintain a professional working atmosphere under deadline pressures. • Type accurately and work at computer terminals. • Experience with pagination system and/or page design software preferred. • Set priorities for completing work to Newsroom/Editorial Department standards to meet deadlines.

    The Press Democrat is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.

    To be considered for this position, submit a cover letter and resume to: https://careers.nytco.com under “Search All Openings”. Select Copy Editor, job code 001214.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    So basically, they're looking for a freelancer, only it's for the copy desk.
  3. fishhack2009

    fishhack2009 Active Member

    I hear Richard Gere applied for this gig.
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