Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Job opp: Editor, copy editor at Las Vegas Sun

This comes to us by way of Chron graphic artist Joe Shoulak, who was sent this by former SF Examiner artist Chris Morris. Thanks.

We have an editor position open here at the AME level, but in a small newsroom like ours the titles are really unnecessary. The editor would work with about 4 to 5 reporters, and would be expected to teach, guide, and be all the things expected of a senior line editor.

The editor previously in that chair was Charlie Waters, former Fresno Bee Ex Ed. The others on Editors Row are from the LAT, San Jose Merc and Cincinnati Inq.

I can share more, but wanted to pass this along in the event there were some good peeps looking for new beginnings. The Sun could be a good fit.

Best to all.

Chris Morris

UPDATE (June 8, 6 p.m.): Another opening -- copy editor

The Las Vegas Sun is reinventing itself. We're devoting ourselves to enterprise, analysis and investigative stories. We're reinventing our headlines, too. We want creative, fresh, provocative heads -- more like those in magazines than in newspapers. We're taking chances, and we're looking for a copy editor to help step up our game.

THE JOB: We typically work from noon to 8 p.m., with limited weekend shifts. We have a circulation of 180,000 on weekdays and more than 200,000 on Sundays. The Sun offers competitive wages, good benefits and a great work setting. We're owned by a well-established local family that's investing in the paper and the community. We've recruited journalists who've worked at papers including the L.A. Times, Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Times and Dallas Morning News. If you join us, you'll help build a stronger paper every day, instead of fighting to keep quality from eroding. We work at a pace that lets us do quality editing. We're a friendly bunch and are excited about transforming the paper into a publication unique
in U.S. journalism.

THE LIFESTYLE: Las Vegas has much more than the Strip. We have nice neighborhoods, housing prices within reach, lots of sunshine (four months are hot, and that's what air-conditioning is for). We also have world-class restaurants, shopping and golfing, and headlining entertainment. If you like skiing, hiking or water sports, we have Mount Charleston and Lake Mead. If you like to travel, Las Vegas has flights all the time, to everywhere, and they don't get snowed in.

WHAT WE WANT: We expect solid grammar and AP Style, of course. We want thinking journalists -- ones who spot problems and offer possible solutions, fresh approaches that engage readers. We'll consider any experienced newspaper copy editor with great clips, regardless of the paper's size. Show us what you've got. (If you haven't worked as a newspaper copy editor, please DON'T apply.) Finalists who pass an editing test will then do a tryout.

NOT SURE? We're working on overhauling our Web site, but you can check us out at

IF YOU'RE QUALIFIED: Please send a resume, references and eight to 10 headline clips. If you have copies of stories before and after editing, include a few of those. Send to: or Maggie Leung, assistant managing editor, Las Vegas Sun, 2275 Corporate Circle Drive, Suite 300, Henderson, NV 89074

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