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Longview (Texas) News-Journal seeks copy editors/designers

Copy editor/page designer
The Longview News-Journal, an award-winning daily newspaper, is seeking experienced, creative copy editors/designers.

Reporting to the news editor, the copy editor/page designer must have sound news judgment; exceptional editing, headline-writing and page-design skills; and the ability to do high-quality work at a fast pace for the news, sports and features pages of our newspapers and websites.

The successful candidate will have excellent news judgment and grammar skills and be proficient in AP Style. He or she also should be a talented designer with experience using standard Web and print publishing software. Experience with Photoshop and knowledge of SEO are a plus. A test of technical design skills and copy editing will be required.

Two years of professional experience is preferred, but recent graduates with strong clips from internship or college newspaper work will be considered.

This is a full-time evening position with some weekend work required.

The job is based in the Longview offices of the News-Journal. The News-Journal is the flagship of Texas Community Newspapers, a family owned group of two daily and one twice-weekly newspapers and associated websites in the oil-rich piney woods of East Texas, an area known for its outdoor recreational opportunities, proximity to the Dallas metro area and temperate climate.

To apply, send cover letter, resume and clips or links illustrating proficiency in page design and copy editing to employment@news-journal.com