Graphics/Copy Editor

Sep 16, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
Human Resources
Design, Publishing
Full Time
Reporting to the managing editor, the graphics editor/copy editor handles day-to-day page layout and headline writing, copy editing and creates emphatic graphics for the award-winning weekly newspaper, website and multimedia projects. The graphics editor/copy editor also manages all freelance photographers and illustrators, and collects art/photos and graphics.

Bachelor’s Degree
A minimum of 2 years of experience in news publication print design and copy editing
Must be adept at writing headlines, editing copy and an expert at AP style
Solid Illustrator and Quark or InDesign skills
The ability to conceptualize and develop art ideas to enhance news and feature stories is a must
Must be able to identify and work well with freelance photographers and illustrators
Create emphatic graphics for the book

Plastics News is a 45,000-circulation, weekly newspaper based in Detroit. Founded by Crain in 1989, it covers the business of the global plastics industry. Plastics News focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers. The publication's mission is to report completely, promptly, fairly and accurately, and to provide plastics industry officials with the market information and competitive intelligence they need to do their jobs more effectively.

The April 1996 launch of the website turned the weekly newspaper into a global daily news service. The publication now offers more than 10 free e-mail newsletters, including PN Daily Email. Additionally, in 2012 PN launched a series of regular data products and market research reports that are offered for sale via the online PN Store.

Plastics News launched the bilingual PN China eWeekly as a free, weekly email newsletter in May 2005, along with a companion website, Both are offered in simplified Chinese and English. Beginning in January 2013, PNChina increased the frequency of its newsletter, now renamed the PN China Report, to twice weekly. It goes to nearly 10,000 subscribers worldwide.

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