Part-Time Sports Copy Editor

3 days agoWest Palm Beach, FL

Florida, USA • West Palm Beach, FL, USA Req #17292

Friday, October 15, 2021

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Part-Time Sports Copy Editor

(29 hours per week)

Serve as a liaison between sports editor, planners and designers at nights and on weekends for Gannett Florida Sports south region: The Palm Beach Post, Treasure Coast papers, Fort Myers News Press and Naples Daily News. This position is based in West Palm Beach.

Basic duties:

  • Update sports budget for planners throughout shift.
  • Edit and send content to print when the sports editor and/or assistant sports editor are not available.
  • Serve as contact for writers and stringers when sports editor and/or assistant sports editor are not available.
  • Monitor the Wires for breaking sports news; post online and alert designers if it needs to be in print.
  • Proof front pages of sports sections (when available) and special sections.
Occasional duties:
  • Back up sports editors in other parts of the state when needed.
  • Help with high school sports coverage on Friday nights.
Hours: Thursday-through-Sunday with hours varying during different times of the year. During football season (August-December), working from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, 6 to Midnight on Friday and 1 to 9 p.m. on weekends.

  • Previous editing experience.
  • Edit content adhering to Associated Press style, sometimes on deadline.
  • Ability to write good headlines and cutlines.
  • Solid communication skills.
  • General knowledge of sports.

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Job ID: utn-17292