Posted June 1, 2022

Copy Editor/Page Designer Night Side – LNP | LancasterOnline


Lancaster PA


The primary responsibility of a copy editor/page designer, an integral part of the universal desk, is the editing of stories and preparing them for publication to ensure we are giving our audience the high-quality content they want. This person also will design pages that engage our readers and present news and feature stories in compelling fashion.

Essential Job Functions:

• Helps foster a newsroom environment that champions excellent journalism, collaboration, creativity and teamwork.
• Might be required to work with local and wire stories in any number of areas including news, sports, business, features and opinion.
• Edits local stories to make sure content is fair, balanced, accurate and compelling.
• Edits all written content for adherence to local (LNP | LancasterOnline) style as well as Associated Press style, spelling and grammar.
• Works with a digital-first mentality by posting stories and making any corrections and/or additions to stories already posted. Works to improve digital content to attract and hold readers.
• Flags stories that might raise ethical or legal concerns.
• Writes headlines and summaries.
• Writes and edits photo captions, fact boxes and other story elements as necessary.
• Writes brief news items from press releases.
• Proofs completed pages, checking all headlines, cutlines and design elements for accuracy and clarity. Fills out checklist and initials when in the office. Similar practices are established for remote work with the 1A Editor.
• Answers news desk telephones, responding to or forwarding inquiries and taking messages as needed. Handles calls with courtesy at all times.
• Designs and paginates pages.

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