Charleston Daily Mail needs a copy editor

February 19, 2014 by Brad McElhinny

As I’ve said before here, copy editors are the unsung heroes of what we do. And we’re looking for a good one.

dailymaillogoWe’re looking for someone we can rely on to catch our mistakes before they hit the press or the web. And we’d like for the same person to make our content inviting for people to read.

The person we’re looking for could already have newspaper copy desk experience. Or the ideal candidate could be a recent journalism school graduate. Or maybe the right person has an English degree and a flair for design and/or social media.

Are you the right person?

Here’s an advertisement we have running at journalismjobs.com:

Want copy editor for team-oriented workplace putting out award-winning product

The Charleston Daily Mail in West Virginia’s capital is seeking a copy editor/designer. We’re at an exciting moment. We just redesigned the newspaper and are embarking on a new content management system meant to give our content greater display and flexibility.

Responsibilities include copy editing, designing inside and section front pages, and maintaining and optimizing the publication’s Web presence. We’re affiliated with Digital First Media.

Ideal candidates will have two to five years of newspaper experience, strong copy editing skills and a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. We have won multiple General Excellence Awards from the state press association, have a hard-working staff, foster a supportive work environment — and enjoy Saturday nights off. Please e-mail resume and design and writing samples to Daily Mail Editor Brad McElhinny at bradmc@dailymailwv.com.


Brad McElhinny is the editor and publisher of The Charleston Daily Mail.  Brad McElhinny is editor and publisher of The Charleston Daily Mail. I’m a Parkersburg native and a Marshall graduate. I live in Charleston with my wife — we’ll call her “Karen” — my two little girls, an easily excitable terrier, an aging obese cat and, now, a kitten named “Sweetie.” Read more from this author


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