Freedom Communications, Inc.

Job Title: Copy Design Editor Trainee
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 #: 1303290001
The Orange County Register – in sunny Southern California -- seeks two dynamic copy/design editors to work as paid trainees on its community team. The Register is growing, and humming with opportunity, so we’re looking for a new generation of journalists to be part of it.

The ideal candidate will be an entry-level college graduate who possesses the skills and desire to design and edit eye-catching pages for the Register’s rapidly-expanding weekly community papers. Successful candidates will have a command of AP style, keen attention to detail, news judgment, passion for community journalism and a knack for writing compelling headlines.

Candidates should be comfortable multitasking and juggling multiple deadlines. Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment where communication is key. We prefer candidates who have worked in a deadline-driven environment, such as a campus newspaper, internship or professional media outlet. Experience with CCI Layout Champ is a strong plus.

Each position pays an intern-level wage, and free housing is provided – a significant benefit in Orange County.

This is a full-time (40-hour) temporary position. After six months, the most successful trainees will be promoted to apprentice and invited to stay an additional six months, with benefits added.

To apply, send resume, cover letter, 10 of your best headlines and five of your best page layouts to . Write “Trainee: Copy/design” in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

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