Friday, June 30, 2006

Two copy editors/designers needed HERE

UPDATE: Any reporters at The Dallas Morning News are welcome to apply for an open reporter position. The position has not been posted yet, but The Beaumont Enterprise wants to help the folks facing job cuts at DMN. Only reporters from DMN should direct their resumes and cover letters via e-mail to Managing Editor Brian Pearson.

When applying for any job, mention you saw this opening on this blog (PhotoJournalism). One copy editor/designer position is immediately open. The other position needs to be filled by August 1, 2006.

The Beaumont Enterprise, a 60,000-circulation Hearst daily newspaper in Southeast Texas, is looking for copy editors. Our universal desk needs energetic and experienced copy editors/page designers with one to two years daily newspaper experience that can be a vibrant addition to our fast-paced schedule.

The right candidate should be an excellent wordsmith; have experience with Quark and Photoshop; and work well under a two- to three-edition deadline. Knowledge of Illustrator and/or Freehand a plus, but not required. Also, our copy desk has become an integral part of our online operation, so Web experience is a plus.

The ideal candidate will be versatile, able to handle the front page one night and sports the next. Send resume and up to 10 page clips to Managing Editor Ron Franscell, Beaumont Enterprise, P.O. Box 3071, Beaumont TX 77701, or e-mail to

FYI, one copy editor became a news editor at another paper while the other copy editor is returning to university to get a masters of arts. So, congrats to both of them. :-)

The paper provides high-quality content and expects high-quality editing and design. Among other awards, it was named as this year's top newspaper in its division at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. Awards from only this contest include:

Sweepstakes Winner (1st)
1st General Excellence
1st News Writing
1st News Photo
1st Headline Writing
1st Feature Story
1st Community Service
2nd Page Design
4th Editorials
4th Sports Coverage

Enough for now,

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