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Senior Copy Editor (OPS) - Student Media

Company: Florida Gulf Coast University
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Position Information Job TitleSenior Copy Editor (OPS) - Student Media Job Description The Senior Copy Editor is primarily responsible for ensuring that all Eagle News copy is factually and grammatically sound. This person must proof read each story in a timely matter or assign other members of the copy editing team to proof read stories in a timely manner. Because accuracy and credibility are the highest tenets in journalism, it is imperative that every story in the paper and online is reviewed for factual and grammatical errors before being published. Required Qualifications Enrolled as a degree seeking student at Florida Gulf Coast University at the time of hire and throughout the appointment. Must have a minimum GPA 2.5 and be in good conduct standing with the University. Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends including production nights. Experience with news writing. Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Word). Preferred Qualifications Experience using Adobe InDesign or similar software programs. Experience using WordPress or similar web content management systems. Prior copy editing experience. Experience writing features for publication. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities *Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and AP Stylebook or similar software programs. *Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods, including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. *Knowledge of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics. *Skill in English grammar, AP style and journalistic writing. *Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines. *Skill in editing documents for spelling and grammar. *Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. *Ability to travel around campus and off campus to cover news. *Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines. *Ability to think critically and creatively, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into the organizational structure. *Ability to operate personal computers with proficiency and learn new applications and systems. *Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision. *Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and environments. *Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies and procedures consistently. All employees are expected to: - Promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment. - Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks. - Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies. - Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment. - Present a professional image in word, action and attire. - Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other's view of the world, personalities and working styles. - Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals. - Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement. Physical Demands Salary Range$1,800 - $1,950 stipend Job Duties Essential Job Duties *Reviews Eagle News copy for grammar, spelling and accuracy. *Fact-checks information cited in news content. *Ensures the content within the copy aligns with the standards outlined in SPJ Code of Ethics. *Notifies writers of any major changes, edits or corrections made to their content. *Attends every staff meeting and print production night. *Enforces and meets all weekly and daily deadlines. *Assists in layout and design of publication as needed. *Contributes content to the web and paper as needed. Other Duties *Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Posting Detail Information Posting NumberTS413P Open Date04/24/2019 Close Date Open Until FilledYes Status Special Instructions to Applicants Must avoid any conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest. (This can include but is not limited to: using your position at Eagle News to gain access to an event that you don't intend to cover; or using your position at Eagle News to get favorable coverage of another organization you're involved in; or serving in both Eagle News and Student Government.) Ability to perform duties completely independent of any other university department or organization. As a temporary employee, you may not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g. paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement). FGCU is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

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