My friend Shana Gray — deputy night editor of the Daily Press of Newport News — writes to say:
The Daily Press has some copy desk openings. was hoping you could do a blog post about it.
For you, Shana? Absolutely.
Here’s the job listing:
The Daily Press is looking for a strong visual journalist and wordsmith who can act as page designer, digital producer and copy editor for its combined print and digital night operation.
- Can you design eye-catching print pages with an emphasis on strong, storytelling headlines?
- Can you make content sing on desktops, tablets and mobile devices using digital content management systems?
- Can you get content noticed using SEO tactics and strategies?
- Are you a social media whiz who understands the different platforms, their audiences and how to speak to them?
- Do you have strong skills in Photoshop and/or Illustrator and the creative know-how to produce striking illustrations?
- Do you enjoy the challenge each day of working with a blank page and creating something different?
If so, we’re eager to speak with you.
The Daily Press is a darned good paper. They have you-know-who in their backyard — just across the Chesapeake Bay — so they know they have to be at the top of their game visually.
And they are. Just a few samples from my collection:
In addition, the Daily Press redesigned four months ago. Read all about it here.
Back to Shana’s ad:
The Daily Press Media Group is located in Newport News, Va., on the Virginia peninsula. We are surrounded by the York River, the James River and the Chesapeake Bay.
Among the communities we cover: Hampton, Gloucester, Mathews, Williamsburg and Smithfield. We are the home to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. If you’re a history buff, you’ll never be at a loss for places to see.
If you like great seafood, beaches and still want to watch the leaves change in the fall, this is the place for you. In addition, we are the home to many colleges and universities including Hampton University, Christopher Newport University and the College of William and Mary. We offer a great place to live as well as a great place to work.
Shana might also add that the Daily Press moved into a brand-new location this very week in downtown Newport News. A few excerpts from a gallery the paper posted Monday:
Please email your resume, design clips and digital experience to Shana Gray at
sgray [at] dailypress.com