wire/copy editor and page designer
- The Durango Herald, a family-owned daily newspaper in spectacular Southwest Colorado, seeks an experienced wire/copy editor and page designer to join its multimedia news desk.
This single combined position includes duties of selecting wire stories and budgeting wire pages, editing staff and wire copy, writing headlines, designing feature and news pages, and proofreading. We want someone who can write headlines that grab readers, design pages that advance stories, and edit copy for accuracy, clarity, completeness and organization. Solid news judgment required as this position will monitor wire services for news from around the globe to determine what content will go on national and international pages. Must have at least three years experience performing these duties in a newspaper environment. Experience in a digital news environment is an asset.
Command of AP style is essential. Hours include nights and weekends. Experience with InCopy and InDesign is required. Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.
The Herald uses an advanced and dynamic content-management system with a web-publishing component. The Herald, a branch of Ballantine Communications, enjoys a proud tradition of journalistic excellence. It repeatedly has been honored as the best small daily in Colorado. It is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and editing, page-design and headline-writing samples to Amy Maestas, news editor, at amaestas@... or c/o The Durango Herald, 1275 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301.