Copy Desk Chief
Shaw Media - Crystal Lake, IL

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Shaw Media's operation in suburban Chicago is looking for an experienced copy desk chief to lead its dayside copy desk in Crystal Lake, IL.

The dayside desk is responsible for editing and designing the editions of Suburban Life Media, publisher of 18 weekly newspapers that serve Cook, DuPage and Will counties; the three weekly editions of the Republicans, which serve Kane County; and the weekly Huntley Farmside.

The ideal candidate will be adept at editing copy and writing headlines for news, sports and features. While the focus of this job is on copy editing and related duties, the ability to design great-looking pages also is required. The copy desk chief is the standard-bearer for quality and high standards for all the editions produced by the desk.

Thorough knowledge of AP Style and grammar is required, and previous experience in a leadership role is preferred. Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or related field and previous experience in copy editing and page design, preferably using inDesign.

Shaw Media offers an extensive benefit package.

Send a cover letter that explains your journalism credentials and philosophy, along with a resume to:
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Shaw Media is a Drug Free Employer.
Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.
This posting may not include all duties of the position.
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