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Copy Editor Wanted

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Do you want to be part of the story-planning process from the ground up? Can you work with reporters and photographers to ensure stories are presented in the most appealing way? Do you want to be part of an interactive staff that recently launched a redesigned, award-winning website? If so, let’s talk about this opportunity. As a copy editor with The Herald-Whig, you join our award-winning team. The ideal candidate brings big ideas and works collaboratively. Our recently reorganized newsroom staff brings more people into the planning process. The position calls for a candidate ready to be a key player in print and online. The Herald-Whig is a smaller newspaper that thinks big. Former Whig copy editors and designers have gone on to work at the Gatehouse design center in Austin, Texas; The Times of Northwest Indiana in Munster, Ind.; and the Chicago Tribune. Qualifications include strong design and editing skills, a solid knowledge of the AP Stylebook, experience with story and photo planning, and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Web and social media expertise are a must. The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. The seven-day newspaper publication has won more than 70 state and national awards the past two years, and our circulation is growing. Quincy is a beautiful, affordable community of 40,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. Our coverage area consists of West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa. Quincy is a two-hour drive from Peoria and Springfield in Illinois, St. Louis and Columbia in Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa. The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package with everything you expect and more. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, send a resume, references and samples of your work by mail to Christina Wilson/Human Resources, The Quincy Herald-Whig, P.O. Box 909, Quincy, IL 62306, or by email to cbwilson@whig.com. You may learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com and about Quincy Newspapers Inc., our parent company, at www.careersatQuincy.com.

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