Thursday, June 7, 2007

Job opp: News copy desk chief at CCTimes

From Elisa Clark:

NEWS COPY DESK CHIEF: The Contra Costa Times seeks an editor with at least five years of daily newspaper experience, including at least one year as a supervisor of copy editors, news desk or editorial production. The copy desk chief is the supervising editor in the newsroom at night, and is one of the supervisors of the news copy desk. This includes overseeing story play and page production; working with wire and Metro editors to determine news hole distribution; editing stories and headlines as needed; and troubleshooting stories, page production, technical systems and staffing issues. Candidate must be able to promote a collaborative working environment with other editors, page designers, writers, photographers and graphic artists; and adept at scheduling, news budgeting, editing, AP style, teaching and mentoring. Candidate will help in the development of the production desk staff, which includes all of our newsroom's copy editors, page designers and graphic artists. The position includes night and weekend work. The Times is located in the San Francisco East Bay region with a circulation of 180,000.

Send resume and clips to assistant managing editor Bob Nishizaki, 2640 Shadelands Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94598; or e-mail

Also, I hear they are short a few copy editors and a page designer.

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