The Augusta Chronicle

Copy Editor


Augusta, GA


Full Time

Job Title: Copy Editor

Reports To: News Editor, Assistant News Editor, and Night News Editor

Statement of Job: With an eye for quality and accuracy, will perform dynamic copy editing duties on universal copy desk.

Job Qualification:

  • Education:  College Degree
  • Experience or Training:  Headline writing, copy editing, and layout and design experience. Pagination experience required.
  • Other:  Knowledge of Associated Press stylebook and excellent knowledge of grammar.  Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.  Knowledge of Drupal and social media.

Working Conditions:  Work will be performed in newsroom environment with tight deadlines.  Night, weekend and holiday hours required.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Edit national, international and local stories for all platforms and sections.
  2. Write headlines for stories, optimizing digital headlines to meet SEO standards and maximize exposure.
  3. Edit photo captions.
  4. Develop print and online news packages assessing news value and visual appeal.
  5. Organize, edit and post Web content for maximum audience in breaking news and online cycles.
  6. Ensure adherence to standards of accuracy, fairness, style and ethics
  7. Facilitate timely flow of copy and meet deadlines.
  8. Design and layout news pages, feature pages, special sections and community newspapers.
  9. Organize and load content for iPad and other digital platforms as needed

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.  While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technological developments.)

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