The Keene Sentinel, an independent, family-owned news organization serving southwestern New Hampshire, seeks a front-line copy editor to join its award-winning newsroom.
The successful candidate will edit and do layout of local and wire news content and must be able to work quickly, adeptly and collaboratively under deadline pressure. Strong editing and headline-writing skills are a must, and some experience in print layout and page design is desirable. We’re looking for someone who catches typos before using spellcheck, looks up names, fact-checks as a matter of routine and raises questions before stories are published. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with sound news judgment and have a solid understanding of grammar and AP style. The person must also be comfortable with content management systems and other newsroom software, and familiarity with BLOX, InDesign and Photoshop is a plus.
The Sentinel publishes news throughout the week on its various digital platforms as well as in its six-day print newspaper (weekday afternoons and Saturday weekend edition), and the position will involve Friday night responsibilities for the weekend print edition. It will also periodically involve weekend editing as part of a rotation of editors.
The Sentinel is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and an excellent working environment.
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About this company
Welcome to The Sentinel, a media enterprise whose main goal is to help the 100,000 or so people living in southwestern New Hampshire know what's going on - and what will go on - immediately around them and in the world.
The Sentinel frequently references the past, about which it knows more than a little. The paper was founded by 21-year-old John Prentiss in March, 1799, and it remains one of the oldest news organizations in the country continuously published under the same name.
About 100 people work here, in all sorts of jobs: advertising, printing, news, circulation, online operations, business and so on.
The paper is locally owned, which is a rarity these days. The publisher, Tom Ewing, lives in Keene and occupies the corner office. He, like all the other members of The Sentinel team, are answerable to an enterprise that's been serving the community for more than two centuries. But, acknowledging the public nature of their work, they are also answerable to you.