Copy Desk Slot Clerk – Part Time

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To design compelling pages with strong headlines. To help keep the copy desk running smoothly and on time. To prepare stories, text and other elements that are effective, clear, engaging, compelling and free of errors.


1. Design compelling pages.
2. Maintain high standards throughout the editing and design process.
3. Read back the work of others and improve it as needed.
4. Edit text and proof content for both print and digital publication.
5. Write headlines, web heds, summary decks, nuggets, cutlines and other text that enhances the presentation of our journalism, in both print and online. Rewrite others’ headlines as necessary.
6. Handle photos and text electronically.
7. Select stories and photos, and decide play.
8. Meet copy and page deadlines.
9. Master our content management and layout systems.
10. Posts breaking news online in a timely manner.
11. Follow newsroom policy and AP style.


MTMA employees are held accountable to four core values. These values will set the baseline standards for individual job performance, as it relates to the essential functions and competencies of the position.
1. Excellence in work – Demonstrates commitment to performing work at the highest standards.
2. Embraces innovation- Embraces change and demonstrates dedication to continuous improvement to drive business results.
3. Exceeds customer expectations – Demonstrates the highest possible customer service (both internal and external).
4. Collaborates as a team member – Recognizes that all departments contribute to the goals of the organization.

 Superior writing and editing skills
 Unrelenting attention to detail
 Strong critical thinking abilities
 Familiarity with using data to find, investigate and report on various trends on matters of public interest.
 Familiarity with various research tools
 Working knowledge of libel and privacy laws
 Effective communication skills
 Takes initiative
 Responsive and follows tasks through to completion
 Team player and collaborator
 Strong organizational and time management skills

College degree; experience in daily journalism.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
The position requires standing, walking, extended sitting, repetitive keyboard / mouse use and viewing a computer monitor for extended periods.

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change during the course of employment and as the business needs change.

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