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Copy Editor, The Orange County Register, Santa Ana, Calif.

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    The Orange County Register is looking for one or more copy editors with commitment to excellent, lively, high-quality journalism. Responsibilities include
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 29, 2012
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      The Orange County Register is looking for one or more copy editors with commitment to excellent, lively, high-quality journalism.

      Responsibilities include shaping stories for publication to Register standards by:
      • reading the story and correcting any mistakes including spelling, grammar, style and common facts
      • writing headlines, captions and refers
      • checking graphics
      • trimming the story to fit
      • raising any issues of inaccuracy, omission, bias or libel
      • notifying the slot about such issues and contacting the reporter or editor for clarification
      • proofreading section fronts
      • adhering to deadlines

      Must be knowledgeable in Associated Press style. Experience with CCI, layout or wire editing is a plus. Night and weekend work is required.

      This is a collaborative department so the copy editor needs to be able to work well with other members of the copy desk as well as designers, photo editors, line editors and other members of the newsroom to meet shared goals. The job requires comfort with editing stories in various print and digital platforms and the ability to work on various sections of the newspaper â€" from Cars one day to News the next. Topics may include news, business, features and online breaking news. You’ll be an expert on the difference between Corona del Mar and Avenida Del Mar, FasTrak and Fastpass, and the Orange Crush and the Orange Circle.

      Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of copy editing experience. Knowledge of Orange County is a plus. The position pays a competitive salary based on experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and 10 of your best headlines to resumes@.... Write “copy editor 2” on the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.
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