Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Reporter openings @ Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer, a 210,000-circulation daily newspaper, has several openings:
It sounds like they're willing to consider young journalists -- "College degree in journalism required as well as 1 to 3 years experience at college newspaper and/or magazine plus summer publication/online internships," the ad states.

Click on above links to apply online.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Reporter @ Raleigh News & Observer

The Raleigh News & Observer, a 157,000-circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, seeks a reporter/copy editor.

The journalist will cover community news for the Cary/Southwest Wake section and copy edit stories. In addition, some photography and blogging will be involved. "At least three years of experience at a community or daily newspaper required," the ad states.

Apply online.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Copy editor @ Easton (Pa.) Express-Times

The Easton (Pa.) Express-Times, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper halfway between Manhattan and Philly, is seeking a copy editor.

"Duties include headline writing, page building and contributing to our Web site,," the ad states. "Quark experience is a plus."

Send cover letter, resume and references to Managing Editor Jim Deegan at or 30 N. Fourth St., Easton, PA 18042.

Location: Easton, Pennsylvania

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Copy editor openings

Various media outlets are seeking copy editors at the moment, according to the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists' February newsletter:
  • Roll Call, a Washington-based newspaper that primarily covers Congress, is seeking a copy editor. For more info, e-mail to
  • United Press International, a newswire service located in Washington, D.C., has an opening for a copy editor. For more info, e-mail to
  • The Montgomery Advertiser, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper in Alabama's capital, has a copy editor opening. For more info, call (334) 261-1509.
Location: United States

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Openings @ English-language newspaper in Syria

UG Group, Syria's largest publisher, is launching the country's only English-language newspaper and seeks to fill several editorial positions.

The Damascus-based newspaper seeks a staff writer(s), copy editor, web editor, coordinator and executive assistant. Good English skills are a must, but Arabic is not essential. Staff writers only need a "writing portfolio" while the web editor needs "HTML skills." For other positions, only 1-2 years experience is required. Pay range is $600 - $1,000 per month ("comfortable salary for Damascus," according to the ad).

"A wonderful opportunity to live in the world's oldest continuously inhabited city and learn / improve your Arabic while gaining work experience in the country's top publishing house," the ad states. "All positions will also have the opportunity to work on What's On, the country's only Events guide and magazine. "

To apply, email

Location: Damascus, Syria

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Sports reporter @ Cape Cod Times

The Cape Cod Times, a 50,000-circulation daily newspaper serving Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, seeks a reporter/copy editor for its Sports Desk.

The ad seems to emphasize attributes like "energy" and "passion" and doesn't mention experience, so perhaps they'll consider a young journalist.

Work shift is at night. Duties include: editing local and wire copy, collecting results and information from local sports events and writing stories. In addition, you'll assist the online sports supervisor to keep sports Web site current and lively. And you'll do some sports copy editing and headline writing.

By February 27, send a cover letter and resume with references, along with at least five work samples, to: Bill Higgins, Sports Editor, Cape Cod Times, 319 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601. Or e-mail materials to No phone calls.

Location: Hyannis, Massachusetts

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Openings @ The Charlotte Weekly

The Charlotte Weekly, a 44,000-circulation in North Carolina's largest city, has several openings:
  • General assignment reporter
  • Copy editor
  • Editor
"Competitive salary and great benefits offered," the ad states. E-mail resume and work samples to No phone calls.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Copy editor trainees @ Daily Mail

The Daily Mail, a 2.1-million circulation daily newspaper in London, is offering a training program in copy editing (or sub-editing, to use British vernacular).

The 1-year program pays a "competitive" salary while you train, and promises "long-term career opportunities."

Recent graduates and early-career journalists are encouraged to apply. By March 8, send resume and work samples to Michael Watson, Daily Mail Course, The Press Association, 292 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1AE.

London, United Kingdom

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Openings @ Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, a 192,000-circulation daily newspaper, has multiple openings:
Applicants should have at least three years experience. By February 20, send work samples and resume to: Mark Gruetze, Administrative Editor, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 503 Martindale St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Or e-Mail:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Copy editor internship @

ESPN is looking for a college student to edit articles and copy for its website. The summer internship is based at ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

Intern's duties include: editing and polishing freelance- and staff-generated articles, checking for accuracy, proper grammar, style and appropriateness.

The advertisement doesn't say whether it's paid, but I'd guess it is. Every other ESPN internship I've come across has been paid. Also: They want a college student who's "available for employment within 12 months of the internship," so perhaps it could turn into a permanent job after graduation.

Apply online.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

6-month copy editing internship @ Harrisburg Patriot-News

The Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, has an immediate opening for a paid 6-month copy editing/page design intern.

"This is an excellent opportunity for a recent college graduate or someone relatively new to the industry," the ad states. "You will be editing stories, writing headlines and designing pages on our universal nightside desk. Page design experience is a definite plus but we will also consider candidates with copy editing internships and strong recommendations. We will train you on our Harris page design system."

To apply, e-mail Executive Editor David Newhouse at or send mail to him at 812 Market St., Harrisburg PA 17101.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Freelance copy editor @ New York magazine

New York, a weekly, 400,000-circulation magazine covering the culture, politics and style of New York, seeks freelance copy editors to help out from time to time on special projects. The part-time position is based in Manhattan.

"Copy editors will edit blog posts, section pages, event listings, and newsletters in a fast-paced environment," the ad states. "Must have a strong command of grammar and an eye for detail. Should be familiar with Words Into Type. Experience using Movable Type and Dreamweaver a plus."

E-mail hours of availability, a cover letter, résumé, clips, and salary requirements to Please put "Freelance Copy editor" in the subject line. No calls.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

6-month paid internships @ Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press, an 80,000 circulation daily newspaper in Tennessee, offers six-month paid internships in all the newsroom crafts: photography, multimedia, news, features, copy editing and page design. Interns are paid $400 per week.

Internships begin in in January and July. There are no hard deadlines.

"Our internships are awarded based on merit," the job ad states. "Considerations include previous internships, campus media experience and quality of work samples."

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Openings @ Lousiville Courier-Journal

The Louisville Courier-Journal, a 220,000 circulation newspaper in Kentucky, has the following openings:
  • COLLEGE REPORTER: In the short term, will serve as the back-up reporter on the Louisville and Kentucky beats, primarily on basketball and football. Will also include some non-revenue sports and general assignment work. However, we have been considering splitting up U of L football and basketball, which would result in an additional beat job. We’re looking for a seasoned college reporter who is adept at everything from game stories to take-out features, who will pay attention to athletic department finances as well as free-throw pecentages, who can schmooze boosters and trustees as well as assistant coaches. Prefer three to five years beat reporting experience at a medium-sized daily.
  • DESIGNER/COPY EDITOR: We have full-time designers and copy editors. We need someone who can thrive and supervise in both areas at night and who can oversee the night desk at least a few times a week. Copy editing skills must go beyond editing for grammar and style. We’re looking for someone who can also work with reporters on content and structural issues both in special sections and in nightly trouble-shooting. Prefer five years desk experience at a medium-sized daily.

Send resume and clips to:
Harry Bryan, Sports Editor
525 W. Broadway
The Courier-Journal
Louisville, Ky. 40202

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Reporters and copy editors @ Cambodia Daily

The Cambodia Daily, an independent English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, seeks three experienced copy editors and two reporters.

"Ideal candidates should have a sense of adventure, prepared to commit for one/two years, work in close partnership with Cambodian staff and lead by example in furthering a free press," the job posting says. "Knowledge of QuarkXpress is an advantage. Pay is modest ($10,000 the first year), but includes comfortable housing in a beautiful villa with cleaning and laundry service, Internet access, free medical care and four weeks annual vacation. We don't just run a newspaper but assist in the rehabilitation of Cambodia. Our alumni now have positions at major international media."

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Several openings @ The Politico

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Copy editor openings nationwide

Several publications are seeking copy editors at the moment:
  • Colorado Springs Gazette, a 120,000-circulation daily newspaper located 1 hour south of Denver, seeks a full-time copy editor to work nights in the sports department.
  • Harrisburg Patriot-News, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Pennsylvania's capital, seeks a recent graduate to work full-time as a temporary copy editor.
  • The Legal Intelligencer, a legal newspaper in Philadelphia, seeks a part-time copy editor. Entry-level candidates will be considered.
  • The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a freelance copy editor for its book, Attacks on the Press. The work can be done remotely and pays $28 per hour.

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Friday, September 5, 2008

Openings at Santa Barbara newspaper

Santa Ynez Valley Journal, a 22,000 circulation weekly newspaper in Santa Barbara, Calif.'s wine country, has two openings:
  1. COPY EDITOR: Experienced, part-time copy editor needed to work in the office. Candidates will be knowledgeable in proofing and copy editing using the AP stylebook. The candidates will have to meet deadlines. Candidates who live in Santa Ynez and the surrounding areas are best qualified.
  2. REPORTER: Full-time reporter needed to cover local interest articles and possible reporting on local government meetings. The candidate will have strong writing and reporting skills, good knowledge of spelling, grammar and AP style editing. The ability to work within deadlines a must.
Please send resume and clips to

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Job openings @ Utica Observer-Dispatch

The Observer-Dispatch, a 40,000 daily/47,000 Sunday circulation newspaper in Utica, N.Y., has multiple editorial openings:
  • REPORTER - Responsibilities include reporting news to cover local issues in the Utica area. This position requires inquisitiveness, organization and top-notch writing skills. The person hired will be trained on shooting still photographs and video for Previous work or internship experience in a reporting position required.
  • COPY EDITOR - Responsibilities include designing news pages and special sections. This position requires prior design experience, a working knowledge of design programs such as QuarkXPress and an eye for detail in both design and text.
  • SPORTS EDITOR - The O-D is looking for a strong leader capable of fostering consistently compelling sportswriting online and in print for the Observer-Dispatch. Previous editing experience preferred for a job leading a sports department of eight individuals that is striving to enhance print coverage with online elements including multimedia work and blogs.
  • PHOTOGRAPHER (Photojournalist)- Responsibilities includesolid photojournalistic skills and experience in audio and video production. The O-D operates a “web-first” newsroom where images, videos and stories are constantly posted to Frequently produce multimedia content; Possess solid photojournalistic skills. Independently and regularly develop story ideas. Produce complete and accurate AP style captions. Must be well organized, courteous, and efficient.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Part-time copy editor @ is looking for a freelance copy editor to work part-time in its New York office. Work involves copy editing during 3-hour early morning and late afternoon shifts one or two times per week. Interested candidates should email

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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 and he'll route it to the proper editor.

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