Chief Copy Editor

Date: 11/29/2010 Office/Department: Pioneer
Starting Wage: Supervisor: Pioneer Publisher
Openings: No Department Head:

CHIEF COPY EDITOR APPLICATION

 

Copy editors are an integral part of The Pioneer as they ensure the correct usage of Associated Press (AP) Style throughout the paper. They also edit for correct grammatical usage, article clarity and organizational errors. Copy editors complete two rounds of editing. The first round takes place after articles are initially submitted for editorial review and the second round takes place during production after all content has been placed on the pages. The first round of editing takes place over the course of Monday-Tuesday evening, and copy editors must be available on Wednesday evenings for production.

The Chief Copy Editor oversees a team of one or two copy editors. He/she is responsible for giving all content and pages the final once-over before the paper is sent to the publisher. In addition, he/she is responsible for providing copy editing training to both the paper’s copy editing staff and to section editors. The Chief Copy Editor is required to attend the weekly editor meeting.

The Chief Copy Editor position requires an average 12- to 15-hour weekly commitment. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer who has demonstrated a mastery of the English language. Familiarity with AP Style and Adobe InDesign is recommended.

 

To apply for this position please visit whitmanpioneer.com/apply


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