Sports Copy Editor, The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.
- The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, CA, the daily newspaper and website serving Northern Californiaâs wine country, has an opening for a combination designer and online/print copy editor with an emphasis in Sports. Applicants should be well versed in newspaper layout and editing as well as be able to post stories and photos for web, social media and mobile audiences. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate innovative and artistic ways to visually invite readers into print and multimedia stories or presentations; generating digital content; an attention to detail and precision in editing; and creativity and accuracy in headline writing. Knowledge of and experience in Sports is a must, with the job also requiring familiarity with all genres of journalism. Four to five yearsâ experience desired.
This position edits and posts stories online, to mobile devices, social media and other digital avenues as they emerge; writes headlines, photos and photo captions for multiple platforms; designs pages for print and the web; conducts final editing of local, state, national, international, business and features stories; and selects stories and photos from wire services. This position requires proofing of final versions of all print and web pages and makes changes as needed. The role requires meeting daily and long-term deadlines.
The Press Democrat values the contribution of all its employees. We recognize their efforts by offering a competitive compensation plan and an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(K), and more. 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. All applicants must have valid California State Driverâs License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation.
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