Sports copy editor/page designer
The Journal News
• Correct or record omissions, errors, or inconsistencies found
• Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, grammar, punctuation, or spelling, using standard printers' marks.
• Read corrected copies or proofs in order to ensure that all corrections have been made.
• Compare information or figures on one record against same data on other records, or with original copy, to detect errors.
• Consult reference books or secure aid of readers to check references with rules of grammar and composition.
• Route proofs with marked corrections to authors, editors, typists, or typesetters for correction and/or reprinting.
• Measure dimensions, spacing, and positioning of page elements (copy and illustrations) in order to verify conformance to specifications, using printer's ruler.
• Read proof sheets aloud, calling out punctuation marks and spelling unusual words and proper names.
• Operate desktop publishing software and equipment to design, lay out, and produce camera-ready copy.
• Position text and art elements from a variety of databases in a visually appealing way to design print or web pages, using knowledge of type styles and size and layout patterns.
• Prepare, rewrite and edit copy to improve readability.
• Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
• Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal.
• Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production.
• Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements.
• Allocate print space for story text, photos, and illustrations according to space parameters and copy significance, using knowledge of layout principles.
• Oversee publication production, including artwork, layout, computer typesetting, and printing, ensuring adherence to deadlines and budget requirements.