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Sports copy editor, USA Today

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by PEteacher, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member


    McLean, Va.: (For USA TODAY) Must be an aggressive editor with strong spelling, style, grammar and fact-checking abilities as well as being able to write creative headlines and captions. Candidate must work well on event-deadline copy. Job includes night hours and a Sunday through Thursday workweek. Candidate should have a good working knowledge of sports. At least three years’ experience at a midsize or larger newspaper is preferred. College degree preferred. Apply to Marsha Clark News
  2. PEteacher

    PEteacher Member

    This is one of the highest profile jobs out there. I'm surprised no one's responding. If I had nearly the qualifications, I'd apply in a heartbeat.
  3. Bruhman

    Bruhman Active Member

    I suspect the reason no one's responding is the anonymous nature of copy editors. If this were a writing position at USAT, say, Malcolm Moran's old job, folks could toss out a number of potential candidates whose bylines appear in other publications. Folks could also talk about the specifics of the job (hoops, football, baseball, etc.) and prominent subjects on the beat.

    It's much harder to talk about desk jockeys because many of us don't know their names (even in our own shops). And we can't talk about copyediting "beats" like writing beats because there's not enough meat.

    But I agree this is a great job for a sports copy editor.
  4. somewriter

    somewriter Member

    And the more an opening is talked about, the more potential competition interested parties could have.
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