Freedom Communications, Inc.

Job Title: Sunday Night Editor/Copy Editor
Freedom Entity: Orange County Register Communications
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Division: Orange County Register Communications
Department: Content
Position Type: Full Time
Status: Non-Exempt
Requisition #: 1203290070
We are seeking a Sunday night editor / copy editor. Experience directing news coverage, managing reporters, line editing and copy editing is required. Excellent news judgment and communication skills are a must. Understanding digital platforms is a key element of this job. This editor will also fill in for the Monday-Friday night editor and will back up digital editors. Night and weekend work is required; work hours will vary.

The job duties include:

Sunday night editor
Direct local coverage and supervise reporters in the office and in the field. Deftly handle breaking news as well as edit and shape copy for A1 in print and the home page online.
Collaborate with other editors, layout desk, copy editors and photographers throughout the shift.
Work with photo editors to ensure that images, cutlines, slide shows and video are posted promptly and are quality-checked.
Make sure that live coverage gets appropriate play in print and online.
Manage digital products, set and update online lineups and send breaking news text alerts.
Monitor wires, pick up breaking news as necessary for digital audiences.

Copy editor
Copy edit stories and ensure content is ready for all publication platforms.
Craft engaging headlines appropriate to specific publication platforms.
Work with reporting team leaders, reporters and photographers to resolve questions and improve content.
Combine and update content (staff and wires) to develop robust coverage.
Copy edit cutlines and slide shows for digital platforms, add links to digital coverage and ensure that packages make sense.
Back up digital editors who manage the home page and news pages.

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