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Posted September 01, 2023.

Copy Editor/Page Designer

The Spokesman-Review is a family-owned and operated local newspaper serving Spokane since the late 1800s. The Spokesman-Review was an early adopter of philanthropic-based journalism and has received four Report for America positions over the past five years. The newsroom's popular event series, Northwest Passages, hosts prominent and top-selling authors, with the forums funding a significant portion of the newsroom's payroll and projects. The Spokesman-Review's recently renovated newsroom still is housed in the newspaper's nearly 140-year tower building in downtown Spokane.

Position: Copy Editor/Page Designer
Status: Part-Time (up to 30 hours/week.)
Salary: $16/hr.
Hours: Sunday - Thursday, 7 am - 4 pm
Location: Spokane, WA

About this role: The Copy Editor/Page Designer is responsible for editing stories, writing headlines, and designing pages and graphics. As the Copy Editor/Page Designer you will edit stories for spelling, grammar, AP style and clarity. Edit stories for spelling, grammar, Associated Press style and clarity. Ensure fairness in stories, and check for consistency with previous stories. Write headlines that are creative, accurate and fair. Ensure design of pages follow style guidelines. Must be able to assign stories to news holes and know how to replace an article with another, in case of breaking news. Should know how to draw basic shapes including headline, subhead, byline, photo and jump lines using InDesign. Design, compile, edit and typeset pages across all sections, including our Spokane Daily Chronicle e-edition. Regularly download puzzles, wire, and columns from syndicate services. Write additional information for regional wire stories, as well as local stories, for more complete reporting. Call or email S-R reporters directly when needing to confirm information or ask questions regarding articles. Design house made advertisements for newspaper-hosted events and special sections. Send updated articles online after crucial edits are made. Push breaking news online in a timely manner - must include SEO-quality web headline, summary, taglines, and formatted byline, with accurate planning date/time. Proofread pages of section fronts. Demonstrate good news judgment when selecting articles from outside sources, including Washington Post, New York Times, Tribune News Service, and regional wire shares.

What you'll contribute to our team: Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) in related fields, such as journalism, from a four-year college or university; or two-plus years of related experience and/or training in a newsroom; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advance level using InDesign. Intermediate level using Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Entry to intermediate level using Microsoft Outlook. Advance level using Word for Windows. Typing is required. Fast typing is a plus. Blox Total CMS and Adobe InCopy experience a plus.

What we offer: We are a family owned and operated multi-business organization with a heart for the community we serve and our employees. We set you up for success by providing the necessary tools and training needed to succeed in your position! Part-time positions are eligible for sick leave.

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Copy Editor/Page Designer Jobs in Spokane, WA

Sep 01, 2023. The Spokesman-Review Jobs from Spokesman-Jobs

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The Spokesman-Review

999 W Riverside Ave
Spokane, WA 99201

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