Production Editor
Job Details
Scope

This is a full-time position. The purpose of the position is to proofread, copyedit and coordinate the print and layout production of puzzles, columns and games for newspaper clients. The goal is to deliver a complete finished product ready for the consumer market.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proofread and copy edit puzzles, columns and games
  • Responsible for the layout and production of puzzles, columns and games
  • Work successfully and in conjunction with clients to deliver fully paginated comic/advice/puzzle pages each week
  • Act as project manager for client redesigns and requests, providing design work and offering creative suggestions as necessary
  • Communicate with creators and syndicates on behalf of the clients
  • Assist manager on various pagination projects as necessary

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Highly organized with great attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work successfully on several projects at a time
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines with accuracy
  • Ability to manage client relationships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to edit copy with excellence

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Mass Communications, or related field, preferred
  • 1-2 years’ newspaper industry or print experience preferred
  • Customer service experience highly preferred
  • Familiarity with AP Style
  • Proficient in both PC and Macintosh operating systems
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including Acrobat, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
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