The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has an opening for a full-time copy editor on the news/features copy desk. Duties include: Editing staff and wire copy for style, clarity, accuracy, fairness, objectivity, completeness, organization, consistency, freshness, smoothness and libel; Enhancing readability of copy, taking a reader-centric approach; Writing engaging headlines for stories, pictures, illustrations and graphics; Writing accurate, complete and creative caption information for photographs, illustrations and graphics; Writing effective Web heads, captions and summaries; and Ensuring accurate Web tagging. Two years of newspaper editing experience preferred. Reporting experience is a plus. If interested, send a resume, a cover letter and your five best clips/work samples to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.
Copy Production Editor
The Record (Bergen County, NJ) has an opening for a full-time Copy Production Editor who will perform all duties of a copy editor along with page layout and Web posting. This editor may also be called on for occasional or regular slotting. The successful candidate must have strong editing skills, a solid journalism background, and the ability to work with other editors and writers under strict deadlines. He or she must display sound news judgment in selecting and placing stories, photos, illustrations and graphics, and making the appropriate headline calls. The successful candidate must be proficient in the necessary technology, including Windows XP, Word and Quark. He or she will be responsible for laying out pages that package related news stories and make full use of available graphics and typographical devices to make pages attractive, imaginative and reader-inviting. The candidate will also post stories on the Web site as needed and directed. Applicants must have a minimum of five years of newspaper editing experience. Hours and days will vary but generally this job will work late afternoons/evenings. If interested, send a resume, a cover letter and your five best clips/work samples to Douglas Clancy, Assistant Managing Editor, The Record, PO Box 471, 1 Garret Mountain Plaza, Woodland Park, NJ 07424.