Saturday, December 12, 2009

Openings in LA

Seriously, folks, take a look. The Los Angeles Times has openings for copy editors. Here's the info:

Los Angeles Times Openings: Copy Editors -- NightsideShare

The copy desk department has openings for editors in its combined night-side operations, with the greatest need in Sports.

Editors with substantial experience in sports journalism, in print and online, are most in demand. We seek candidates who can work under the most unforgiving of late-night deadlines, with minimal review of their work, in serving the newspaper and Slotting experience is a plus but not required. What is required is a deep, passionate knowledge of the games, athletes and trends we cover.
Much about copy editing remains unchanged: Our editors must love language, possess strong headline-writing skills and be able to work calmly and efficiently in an intense, collaborative setting.
But as our operations evolve to serve a changing audience, the current openings call for additional skills in editing for the Web. Successful candidates must be experienced in working in online production systems and using blogging software, or demonstrate the ability to master and work simultaneously in multiple platforms. We seek applicants who have edited or written for blogs, are familiar with social media, are skilled in search engine optimization or otherwise show an affinity for Web-first publication.
Although our most immediate need is in Sports, we welcome applications from editors who have worked primarily in main news or features but may have some sports experience. As above, a substantial background in online journalism will enable candidates to stand out.
Those who are interested should contact Henry Fuhrmann, assistant managing editor for copy desks, at

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