Copy Editor

Carbondale, IL, USA Req #5176
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The Southern Illinoisan is looking for a creative and passionate full-time copy editor to edit local, wire and sports copy; write headlines and package stories; coordinate page design with our regional design desk; and fine-tune content for digital audiences.

We're looking for someone who excels on a deadline, has top-notch headline-writing skills, and solid knowledge of AP style.

The position requires availability in the evenings, including weekend shifts and occasional holidays.  This union position is a challenging job requiring accuracy and the ability to make daily and long-term deadlines.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for grammar and punctuation, an ability to produce compelling pages, and communicate with our regional design center.  Experience with SEO, social media, and multimedia is required.  Job duties also include editing stories on deadline, writing cutlines as needed, and preparing wire stories for publication.

College work in English or journalism and an understanding of AP style are preferred, but candidates with the right mix of education and experience should apply.

The Southern Illinoisan; an award-winning publication and the only regional newspaper in Southern Illinois; is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising, serving 77 markets in 26 states.  Lee's newspapers have daily circulation of 1.2 million and our websites reach more than 43 million digital unique visitors.  Check us out at


Other details

  • Job Family News
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Carbondale, IL, USA