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Copy editor

  • Name: David Lanson
  • Email: davelanson@gmail.com
  • Phone: 702-904-4639
  • City: Las Vegas
  • State: Nevada
  • Country: United States
  • Listed: January 24, 2018 2:44 pm
  • Expires: This ad has expired

Objective

A position that will allow me the chance to use my reporting and editing experience and skills, dedication to news and journalism and offer the professional challenges necessary for career fulfillment

Work History

VIEW NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSPAPERS, Las Vegas, Nev. Copy editor

I was responsible for the production of four papers, including doing all layouts, headlines, photo selection and working with reporters on improving their copy.

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, Las Vegas, Nev. Copy editor

I worked on the news desk of the largest newspaper in Nevada. I also did some section layout and served as wire editor twice a week and wire photo editor once a week.

ALAMEDA NEWSPAPER GROUP, Hayward, Calif. Copy editor

Temporary position working on the universal wire desk of the Northern California’s group’s newspapers.

PENINSULA TIMES TRIBUNE, Palo Alto, Calif. Copy editor

I worked with the city desk on designing the local section and editing staff copy. The paper ceased publication in 1993.

SAN JOSE BUSINESS JOURNAL, San Jose, Calif Copy editor

Internship at the 40,000 circulation weekly covering the Silicon Valley and the high-tech industry.

DOWPHONE, Princeton, N.J. Copy editor

Internship at a business news service offered by Dow Jones & Co. The position involved editing and rewriting copy for use on a subscriber-accessed database.

THE SPARTAN DAILY, San Jose, Calif Reporter, editorial page editor

Two semesters on the campus newspaper of San Jose State University. I received a state award for editorial writing from the California Intercollegiate Press Association in 1989.

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Los Angeles. Reporter

I served an internship covering some local government and writing features for the Times’ twice-weekly zoned South Bay section.

SOUTH BAY NEW TIMES, Torrance, Calif. Reporter

I was a general assignment reporter, covering some city government and local sports as well as writing local features for the Southwest Los Angeles area weekly.

Education

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, San Jose, Calif.

Major in print journalism with a minor in political science.

EL CAMINO COLLEGE, Torrance, Calif.

Major in print journalism with a minor in political science.

COLLEGE OF DuPAGE, Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Major in art with an undecided minor.

Cover Letter

If your organization is looking for a lifelong news junkie with the passion and knowledge to package the news for print and online readers, perhaps you should read on.

I have strong roots in the print media,­ having attended worked as a copy editor at several publications and news services. I know how competitive the news media are in gaining the attention and loyalty of readers and viewers. I believe a cleaver and attractive way of packaging the news, as well as the basics of accuracy and knowing the interests of the audience, is essential in today’s era of often sloppy, exploitative and downright irresponsible reliance on “alternative facts.”

Smart headlines, the proper use and editing of strong artistic elements and experienced placement of stories in proportion to individual news value are essential to drawing and keeping a loyal following of news consumers.

I would be more than glad to further discuss my experience, qualifications and interest in any openings you might have. Please feel free to contact me anytime for any additional information you might need.
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