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Posted March 1, 2019

Sr. Copy Editor/Sr. Desk Editor – Thomson Reuters

Location:

Eagan, MN

Description:

Responsibilities:
Work on a team with peers and sub editors to ensure content moves rapidly to clients, clients receive timely, relevant, high quality content/stories that meet the company's ethical guidelines.
Ensures news is quickly edited to high standard of accuracy, balance, style, objectivity and reliable sourcing, safeguarding all stories meet our ethical guidelines and are free from legal dangers.
Revises and packages content per product requirements. (Weekly news wraps, photo captions, etc.)
Alerts bureau on beats picked up by competitors.
Selects and edits graphics to illustrate text stories.

Scope/Impact:
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with various levels of editors and authors.
Maintain consistent coordination and clear communication between desk editors, authors and editors.
Communicate and coordinate with editorial colleagues on other disciplines when needed.
Maintain and update inhouse stylebook.
Serve on committees to promote high-quality content.
Provide/receive piece-specific and general feedback to/from writers and other editors.

Technical/Professional Skills/Competencies:
Track record of reporting and editing to high standards and principles.
Willing to learn and adapt to meet business needs.
Excellent grammar skills.
Proficient in AP Style.
Keen awareness of legal dangers.
Good news judgment & ability to prioritize stories and deadlines.
Good English language writing ability; fluency in English comprehension.

Knowledge and Skills:
Record of reporting and editing to high standards/principles.
Be a team player, willing to learn and adapt to meet business needs.

Relationships:
Editorial management and staff. External clients for feedback on story coverage and news requirements.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with various levels of authors, editors and desk editors.
Maintain consistent coordination and clear communication between authors, editors and desk editors.
Communicate/coordinate with editorial colleagues on other disciplines when needed.

Experience:
3+ years news editing experience. AP style required.

Education:
BA (Journalism or English) preferred.

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