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Employment Type:
Part time
Job Category:
Writing / Editing
Part-time Copy Editor
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Job Description

The Southern Illinoisan is looking for a creative and passionate part-time copy editor to edit local, wire and sports copy; write headlines and package stories; coordinate page design with our regional design desk; and fine-tune content for digital audiences. The position will work between 20-29 hours per week in the evenings, including weekend shifts and occasional holidays. This union position is a challenging job requiring accuracy and the ability to make daily and long-term deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for grammar and punctuation and an ability to produce compelling pages in conjunction with our regional design center. Experience with SEO headline techniques and social media is required. College work in English or journalism and an understanding of AP style are preferred, but any candidates with the right mix of education and experience will be considered.

The Southern Illinoisan reaches more than 35,000 daily readers and is the only regional newspaper in Southern Illinois. Check us out at www.thesouthern.com. The Southern Illinoisan is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading media organization providing local news, and information, and a major platform for advertising, serving 49 markets in 21 states with daily newspapers, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 weekly and specialty publications. For more information about Lee, visit www.lee.net.

The Southern Illinoisan is an equal opportunity and drug-free workplace employer.