Landmark Community Newspapers
  • The News-Enterprise
  • Elizabethtown, KY, 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 Chief
The News-Enterprise
Elizabethtown, KY

The News-Enterprise, an aggressive, six-day newspaper in Hardin County, Ky., with an active web presence is accepting applications for a team leader to serve as Copy Desk Chief. The newspaper serves a diverse, 105,000-population county that includes Fort Knox and some neighboring areas. It is based in Elizabethtown, 40 miles south of Louisville. The candidate who lands this newsroom position will be a high-energy performer who can get results through personal efforts and by leading others. Scheduling and coordination of staff time, cost controls, meeting daily deadlines plus production of recurring specialty products and annual special sections is central to the position. While involved in production first hand, the position also leads others toward achieving immediate and strategic goals. Demonstrated leadership ability and planning skills are necessary. Knowledge of InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and design background also are required.

The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. You may view the newspaper online at www.thenewsenterprise.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
  • Leadership qualities and familiarity with supervisory responsibilities, including staff management & motivation
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • At least three years of practical journalism experience, preferably including some leadership roles
  • Proficient with InDesign, InCopy and AdobePhotoshop software
  • Familiarity with online and social media outlets
  • Strong initiative
  • Adaptable
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Hardin County is a plus
  • Flexible with scheduling. This position requires night and weekend work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develop daily and long-range schedules to ensure deadline performance
  • Plan, coordinate and edit special section material with an emphasis on meeting deadlines
  • Coordinate daily deadline work plus advance work on special products to meet deadlines
  • Design compelling and highly accurate pages that put readers first
  • Demonstrate a creative flair and be in touch with needs and interests of a diverse readership
  • Provide effective supervision, oversight and direction for a team of paginators
  • Motivate, direct, develop, coach and schedule team members
  • Design effective pages in deadline situation using InDesign
  • Manage content online
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to serving readers
  • Work with other editors and staff members to develop ideas for illustrating and presentation of pages
  • Participate in team meetings and decisions
  • Represent team in news budget meeting and similar planning sessions

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