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Copy Editor

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Do you want to be part of the story-planning process from the ground up? Do you have the skills to guide reporters and photographers to ensure stories are presented in the most appealing way? If so, we want to talk to you about this opportunity. 

Join our award-winning team as a copy editor at the Herald-Whig. The Herald-Whig is a smaller newspaper that thinks big. Former Whig copy editors and designers have gone on to work at the Gatehouse design center in Austin, Texas; The Times of Northwest Indiana in Munster, Ind.; and the Chicago Tribune. The ideal candidate for this position brings big ideas and works collaboratively.

Qualifications include strong design and editing skills, a solid knowledge of the AP Stylebook, experience with story and photo planning, and knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite. Web and social media expertise are a must.

The Herald-Whig is part of a growing, family-owned-and-operated company dedicated to the communities it serves. The six-day newspaper publication has won dozens of state and national awards the past several years,

Quincy is a beautiful and affordable community of 40,000 on the banks of the Mississippi River in West-Central Illinois. Our coverage area consists of West-Central Illinois, Northeast Missouri and Southeast Iowa. Quincy is a two-hour drive from Peoria and Springfield in Illinois, St. Louis and Columbia in Missouri, and Iowa City, Iowa.

The Herald-Whig offers a comprehensive employee benefits package with everything you expect and more. The Herald-Whig is an equal opportunity employer. 


Apply today!


Send a resume, references and samples of your work to Nicole Stevens/Administration, at nstevens@whig.com. You may learn more about The Herald-Whig at www.whig.com. 


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