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Winchester Star seeks a copy editor/page designer

August 15, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Responsible for reading copy to find and correct errors in grammar, spelling, syntax, facts and clarity. Rewrites story leads, if necessary, and writes headlines for articles. Will design pages and story layouts using photographs, graphics and type fonts. Primary pages include the front page, local news and wire pages, feature section fronts and various niche publications. Will develop information graphics and locator maps as assigned. Must possess online skills, including posting stories, photos and videos to our website. Will read and edit reporter stories and AP news copy to correct errors in grammar, spelling, syntax and facts and improve clarity. Works under general supervision and refers unusual problems and situations to supervisor. Must possess excellent communication and troubleshooting skills, be a team player and work with a collaborative spirit.


  • Designs pages and components of pages. Must be able to meet deadline demands.
  • Checks copy for items that could appear libelous and makes corrections.
  • Writes headlines that summarize the story in a few words.
  • Selects articles for pages, designs and then paginates those pages using InDesign (BLOX)
  • Proofreads pages.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, journalism, or related programs, is required.
  • Must have working knowledge of InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator.  BLOX experience is an added bonus.
  • Knowledge/training in graphic arts is preferable.
  • Must be well versed in Associated Press style.

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