Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Diamondback Hiring Copy Editors

The Diamondback, the university’s independent student newspaper, is hiring copy editors for the spring semester. Copy editors fact-check articles and columns and proofread pages for accuracy, spelling, grammar and AP style. They typically work 8-12 hours per week (2-3 shifts). Shifts are four-hour commitments between 4 p.m. and 1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. 

This paid position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in the newsroom for a daily paper and a great way to get involved at The Diamondback. All majors are welcome to apply; we especially encourage candidates with previous journalism or editorial experience.

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume via email attachment to copy desk chiefs Natalie Griffin (griffin.natalien@gmail.com) and Lyla Lawless (llawless@terpmail.umd.edu). We are looking to hire as soon as possible; the deadline for applications is January 25.