Thursday, September 13, 2007

Openings @ Asbury Park Press

Asbury Park Press, a 160,000-circulation daily newspaper in Northern Jersey, has several editorial openings:

1. Copy editor/page designer: looking for a copy editor and page designer for the Night Desk. The position involves writing and editing obituaries; copy editing stories; writing headlines and, eventually, designing and paginating pages and slotting sections of the newspaper. The schedule is nights and weekends.

2. Breaking news multimedia reporter: looking for a reporter to work out of the main office in Neptune on our breaking news team. Involves primarily police and court news. Must be able to dictate from the scene, file updates via cell phone e-mail and laptop, then write compelling narratives for the printed newspaper; eventually, this reporter would be cross-trained to take photos and produce news videos.

3. Municipal beat reporter: looking for a reporter to cover a beat of 3-5 towns, producing stories for the Web, the core daily newspaper and a variety of non-daily niche products.

Candidates should send an e-mail, a resume and three work samples to Executive Editor Skip Hidlay at SHIDLAY@asbury.gannett.com and he'll route it to the proper editor.

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