Copy Editor

Position Summary:

Edit copy for print and online editions of the newspaper and magazine; write headlines, proof printed pages, and engage with staff writers, freelancers and guest columnists on clarity, accuracy and newsworthiness in their articles. Work with production staff to assemble error-free pages ahead of deadline.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:

  • Proofread all stories and columns in the newspaper and magazine before publication.
  • Edit editorial copy for grammatical, fact and AP Style mistakes.
  • Write and revise headlines, subheds, photo captions and infographics for accuracy and visual appeal
  • Budget daily Trial Notebook columns and case summary submissions into editions days in advance
  • Serve as a backup contact to the paper’s editor and magazine’s managing editor.
  • Identify newswire copy to supplement newspaper’s original content.

Position Qualifications:

  • Education – At least a bachelor’s degree in English or journalism, with a preference for those with a journalism degree.
  • Experience – Journalism experience at a magazine or newspaper required, and legal expertise a plus.
  • Core Competencies (underlying skills, abilities, knowledge, experience, technologies or processes essential for position)
    • Regular attendance
    • Knowledge of Associated Press-style
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work under the pressure of a deadline
    • Strong communication skills

Work Environment:  

  • An office environment in a controlled atmosphere building.

We offer a competitive, comprehensive compensation package. Interested candidates should send a cover letter with resume including salary requirements to: hr@lbpc.com.