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Mar 05, 2013
The Press Democrat
Under new Local ownership -
Sonoma Media Investments, LLC

Copy Editor/Page Designer

The Press Democrat, a locally owned 60,000-circulation newspaper in Northern California,
has an opening for a full-time copy editor/page designer. We value sharp design, well-organized writing, attention to detail in language and
layout, and headlines and design elements that clearly and accurately convey the news.

This position is responsible for:
•Writing and/or editing in all media
•Assures quality for engaging audience
•Coordinates flow of information to achieve news
cycle deadlines
•Creative Designer
•Contributes to high-performing teamwork
•Continuously seeks and applies learning to
enhance skills and performances

Job Requirements:
•Applicants should have at least 3 yrs. of daily
newspaper copy editing & design experience.
•Exceptional Writing Proficiency
•Strong Proofreading and editing skills
•Experience in page design and layout on
pagination systems like Quark or InDesign.
•Must understand that journalists are held to a
higher standard and must follow strict ethical
rules, such as not accepting gifts from sources;
not putting political bumper stickers on their
cars; etc. - all outlined in The New York Times
Co.'s ethical policies.
•Knowledge of best practices in page design,
typography, use of space and photography.

We are looking for candidates that have the
following qualities:
•Quality Orientation
•Strong Work Standards
•Exceptional Communication Skills
•Ability to manage work
•Contributing to team success
•Proven decision making skills
•Building strategic working relationships
•Active Learning

The Press Democrat values the contribution of their employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident
insurance and Paid Time Off.

The Press Democrat is committed to a drug &
alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing.

To be considered please submit a cover letter and resume to: hr@pressdemocrat.com and state the
title of the position you are applying for in the
subject line.

The Press Democrat is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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