Editorial Assistant

Position Available at Sacramento News & Review
Posted September 19, 2018
Type of Position: Permanent Full-Time
The News & Review Publications Department produces a wide range of 4- to 16-page custom publications, which tell the story of an organization through profiles that illustrate its mission. The purpose is to move the readers to action. Our clients are primarily nonprofits, service organizations, and government agencies. A sampling can be seen at www.nrpubs.com. News & Review has produced over 300 custom publications that are handed out, inserted into newspapers, and used in various forms of social media.

The Editorial Assistant supports N&R Publications with editorial and administrative tasks that contribute to the overall efficiency of this growing department. N&R Publications produces brand content on behalf of client organizations, which generates revenue to support News & Review. The primary responsibility of this position is to support the Editor and Associate Editor in completing production tasks including proofing/copy editing, inputting changes in InCopy, factchecking, and aiding in production workflow. Other support duties include writing, compiling production calendars, filing, morgue organization, processing freelancer payments, some correspondence with clients and interview sources, social media account management and e-publishing to the N&R Publications website. This position requires familiarity with editorial standards and principles of newspaper design. This position requires extreme attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and excellent communications skills between internal and external parties.


30-40 hours per week. Specific schedule to be assigned by the Editor.

Our idea candidate has:

Strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail

Experience in writing and editing for publications

Ability to read analyze and accept/reject requested changes using editorial discretion

Familiarity with Track Changes, Adobe Acrobat comments

Good writing skills and understanding of branded content

Familiarity with Libre Office and Adobe Design

Time management skills and ability to multitask and work within deadlines

The News & Review is is proud to celebrate and exercise inclusion, free thinking, and equal opportunities in all aspects of our company structure. We prioritize creating workplaces that reflect the diversity within the communities we serve and where everyone can be their true, authentic self.

How To Apply

https://www.indeed.com/viewjob? t=editorial+assistant&jk=c7f411fd54dab5d8&_ga=2.193876589.17946 89467.1537205334-715998308.1518467882

Through Indeed, please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter that includes at least one sample of your work or a piece you have assisted with, or links to a URL. In the cover letter, please answer the following questions:

1. Why are you interested in the Editorial Assistant position with N&R Publications?

2. What do you see as the biggest difference between the N&R Publications product and the weekly newspapers N&R publishes in Chico, Reno and Sacramento?

3. What one or two things from your prior experience do you see as being the most relevant and valuable to help you succeed in this position?

4. Tell us something about you that we won't learn from your resume.

Applicants who do not fulfill all cover letter requirements will not be considered.


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