Your job questions answered
Newspaper job site Ask the Recruiter answers a copy editor's question:
I work on a news copy desk and hope to move to a new paper in a year or two. When I move, I would like to get on with a features copy desk. A spot on my paper's features copy desk is about to open.
Would working on it improve my chances of getting a features job when I decide to move? I have the wide range of cultural knowledge necessary to work on a features desk, so would further news desk experience help more?
Read Joe Grimm's response here. (He's the recruiting and development editor at the Detroit Free Press.)