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Web producer/copy editor, Detroit Free Press

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by mainic414, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. mainic414

    mainic414 New Member

    The Detroit Free Press sports desk needs a full-time Web producer/copy editor.

    We need somebody whose primary job will be to run the Sports component of the Free Press Web site during the day. We need somebody who also will be able to perform all the duties of other copy editors when needed.

    The key is versatility. This job will require a vast array of skills.

    For instance, for the Web:

    1) Follow the daily vision of the site as outlined by assistant sports editor Mark Francescutti, the department's new Web czar, and the Web team.

    2) Update the Sports content on the site throughout a shift. That means handling the design, editing stories, posting stories, writing stories, deciding the play of stories, writing blogs, pursuing stories, working with assistant sports editors, and doing anything else that expands -- and improves -- the content on the site.

    3) Produce a daily Web budget and coordinate story play with the Web team for the overnight rollover.

    4) Speed, speed, speed. Without mistakes. Without a safety net.

    And there are more skills:

    5) We need someone ready to tackle some of the toughest copy deadlines in the Eastern Time Zone.

    6) We're looking for someone with good judgment, grammatical precision and a flair for headlines; someone with energy, curiosity and an appreciation for sports; someone ready to take chances, embracing our mission of "One Dumb Thing a Day;" someone who understands the importance of a 24/7 Internet presence; and someone excited that we're again a player in the Sunday sports section game.

    7) We're looking for someone who wants to be part of a winning team, dedicated to producing a sports section with impact, excitement and information.

    Experience isn't (that) important, only talent. We're willing to take informed risks. The deadlines never stop. Nothing beats working weekends and holidays, of course. The likely hours will be noon to 8ish p.m., sometimes later, depending on big sporting events.

    Interested? Contact Mark Francescutti at mfrancescutti@freepress.com or Gene Myers at gmyers@freepress.com.
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