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Newspaper Editor

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Job Order #: 5622570

Employer Name:
Jamac Publishing Ltd.
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University Certificate
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Employer Name:
Jamac Publishing Ltd.

Contact Name:
Stewart Crum

Contact Phone:
306 463 4611

Contact Fax:
306 463 6505

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Jamac Publishing is looking for an experienced journalist to join our award winning team.  We are committed to providing the best news coverage in the communities we serve.
The successful candidate must have an interest in providing top level community journalism.   This is a hands on position that requires a well organized, multi-tasking individual. Duties and responsiblities include:
Writing stories each week
Managing a staff
Editing photos and written content
Laying out pages using Adobe InDesign
Representing the paper in the community
Uploading stories to the web-site
A reliable vehicle is a must.  Hours will vary with some evening and weekend work required.
College Diploma or University degree in Journalism
2-4 Years of relevant work experience
Proficiency in all Adobe Programs. Specifically InDesign and Photoshop
We offer an extensive benefits package after 3 months.  Interested candidates should send resume, clippings and a cover letter including salary expectations to
Stewart Crump, Publisher, Jamac Publishing Ltd.
Box 1150, Kindersley, Sask.  S0L 1S0
Phone 306 463-4611   Fax 306 463-6505


Skills and Abilities

Target Audience
 - Children
 - General public
 - Scholars or technical audience
 - Adults
 - Adolescents
Production Editing Activities
 - Art and graphics design
 - Camera ready copy
 - Desktop publishing
 - Editing on-screen
 - Final products copy
 - Page lay-out
 - Paper editing
 - Photography and captions
Work Setting
 - Business or industry
 - Government
 - Museum
 - Newspaper
 - Professional organization or association
 - Publishing house
 - Research laboratory
 - Website developer
Specific Skills
 - Detect and correct errors in spelling, grammar and syntax
 - Evaluate suitability of material for publication, broadcast or publication on Internet
 - Negotiate royalties with authors and initiate payments to freelance staff
 - Plan coverage of upcoming events and assign work accordingly
 - Prepare indexes
 - Recommend or make change in content, style and organization
 - Shorten or lengthen copy
Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Technical or Specialized Editing
 - Financial reports
 - News bulletins
 - Press releases
 - Research papers or reports
 - School textbooks
 - Technical manuals
 - User guides
Creative Editing
 - Screenplay or script - television, radio, film, interactive/new media
Additional Skills
 - Knowledge of media laws
 - Plan and co-ordinate activities of staff and assure production deadlines are met
Special Interest Editing
 - Biographies
 - Consumer reports
 - Newspaper or magazine articles


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