Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Citrus County Chronicle
  • Crystal River, FL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


Copy Desk Editor/Paginator
Citrus County Chronicle
Crystal River, Florida

 The Citrus County Chronicle in Crystal River, Fla., is seeking a Copy Desk Editor/Paginator.  This full-time position is non-exempt and reports to the Editor. The work schedule is mainly nights from 2 p.m. 11 p.m. and includes some weekends.

The Chronicle is a 7-day daily newspaper with an average circulation of 21,000 weekday and 26,000 on Sunday. Citrus County is located centrally on the west side of the state of Florida, approximately 1- hours northwest of Orlando and 1 hour north of Tampa.  The Chronicle offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits to full-time employees. The newspaper can be found online at www.chronicleonline.com.

 Qualifications:

  • Position requires a four-year college diploma or equivalent 4 years' experience working in a newsroom
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft software required
  • Knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling that follows AP style
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn and operate the editorial computer system
  • Customer service experience
  • Commitment to customers through positive, enthusiastic and professional customer service
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner
  • Ability to communicate with customers, stringers and co-workers in a professional manner
  • Ability to work in a well-structured, high stress, competitive environment
  • Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required
  • Ability to work primarily evening hours and frequent weekend shifts

 Essential Functions:

  • Edit or rewrite copy to ensure it is grammatically correct and follows AP style
  • Import photos and stories from email into content management system
  • Lay out pages for publication using InDesign
  • Proofread team members' pages
  • Manage and plan content for publication
  • Upload stories and update the website and social media avenues
  • Communicate effectively with team and other department members
  • Edit, slug and place news submissions, press releases and stories to various queues

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