Scholarship Position Description

Junior Leadership scholarship position – scholarship amount will be determined by Executive Editor/Copy Chief after reviewing the candidate’s qualifications and past experience. 

Expectations & Duties:

Assists the copy chief in all duties, which include:

  • Scheduling copy editors and proofreaders
  • Overseeing the copy editors and answering any questions they might have
  • Partnering with desk editors to edit articles in line with the story’s focus, voice or purpose
  • Training editors to spot specific recurring errors in AP style, spelling, organization, length and/or grammar
  • Passing off all stories that come through the copy desk to the appropriate managing editor
  • Double-checking stories before sending on to ensure that all changes have been made and the pages are ready to send
  • Ensuring that articles get copyedited in a timely manner and into the online managing editor by the daily deadline
  • Attend all meetings, training, and weekly ed boards
  • Assist in the hiring, maintaining, and/or firing copy editors
  • Proofreading final print editions before sent to the printer
  • Time commitment of 15-25 hours per week


  • Previous work and/or education and training in editing and AP Style
  • Previous experience on the copy desk
  • Experience with software and tools used in digital and print publishing
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or previous management experience
  • Status as a degree-seeking student
  • Major or minor in a relevant field (communication, writing and rhetoric studies, English, etc.)

Application Process:
Applicants for this position will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled by the copy chief. The position is open until filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience at the Chronicle. Please fill out the application below and follow all instructions for submitting the application and providing the necessary portfolio and documentation.


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