Multiplatform (Copy) Editor/Slot

  • 425 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Star Tribune Media Company is the upper Midwest’s largest source of news and information, delivering more of what matters to Minnesota all day, every day.  In the 16th-largest U.S. market Star Tribune reaches more consumers than any other media brand, with the country’s 5th-largest Sunday newspaper, the most-visited local website, numerous mobile and tablet apps, and a portfolio of print and digital products. In 2013 the company was recognized with two Pulitzer Prizes as well as the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce “Best in Business” award. 

Job Description


The Star Tribune is seeking a news slot to maintain the highest quality control while acting as the last line of defense on style, grammar and production issues on the multiplatform editing desk. The slot will be responsible for stories that appear in the A and B sections and ensuring that headlines – in print and digitally – and other display type are compelling, smart and engaging. In addition to editing copy and writing headlines, our MPEs use templates to layout pages and they update stories on the web.


This position is covered under our contract with the Newspaper Guild and pays $76,232. 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have demonstrated they are an energetic editor with a proven track record as a slot who can mentor younger desk editors as well as help position the desk to take advantage of new media. Knowledge of AP style is mandatory. Design experience is preferred.

Additional Information

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