Wire editor - it's not just the wires anymore
As we've discussed from time to time in these here parts, copy editing is likely to see some changes coming soon.
So we present this example for your consideration. Admittedly, Bakersfield is one of the more progressive shops in the country, but even so, how many current copy editors can say they have the skills to be Bakersfield's national editor with a job description like this:
Instead of depending solely on the usual services, the successful candidate will know how to scan leading blogs, the networks, talk radio and understand how to use the entire Internet to identify "Topic A" stories that will engage our readers.From the ACES jobs board.
And note that it's not just the copydesk. The Columbus Dispatch is outsourcing its ad graphics design work to a company that does most of it in India.
Poynter catches up to our discussions here about the future of copy editing with this column by Joe Grimm.