Graveyard shift at the Times' OC plant, anyone?

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If your dream job involves working 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. or 11:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m., has the Los Angeles Times got something for you!

Get Informed about a company built on courage, achievement and creativity. A company that’s part of the most dynamic industry in the world – media!


The Los Angeles Times is much more than just the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country. We strive to be the definitive source of news and information for Californians - in print and online. Our everbroadening portfolio of publications, websites and other innovative products means The Times now touches the lives of more Southern Californians than at any other time in our long history.

Whether you “get in” on the ground floor or take a corner office, you’ll become part of a prestigious legacy, an impressive community leader, a dynamic organization that has been changing with the times for 125 years.

That's the cheery intro to two recently-posted Craigslist ads looking for graveyard shift proofreaders and typists at the Times' Costa Mesa building. Sounds like a lark. . .read the ads in their entirety behind the cut (those links won't stay good forever).

Proofreaders (Part - Time)
Reply to: Recruiter1@latimes.com
Date: 2007-11-15, 5:27PM PST

Get Informed about a company built on courage, achievement and creativity. A company that’s part of the most dynamic industry in the world – media!

The Los Angeles Times is much more than just the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country. We strive to be the definitive source of news and information for Californians - in print and online. Our everbroadening portfolio of publications, websites and other innovative products means The Times now touches the lives of more Southern Californians than at any other time in our long history.

Whether you “get in” on the ground floor or take a corner office, you’ll become part of a prestigious legacy, an impressive community leader, a dynamic organization that has been changing with the times for 125 years.

PURPOSE:
This individual will primarily be responsible for proofreading all categories of advertising. Checking all ads for symmetry, balance, consistency, artwork proportions, identifying errors and corrections needed for accurate production. This individual must be able to processes corrections in an accurate and timely manner. This position requires your availability to be flexible 3 days per week between the hours of 11:00 pm to 7:30 am (graveyard shift).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Proofread all ads word for word.
* Verify ad symmetry, balance, consistency, spelling, abbreviations, and artwork proportions
* Make minor corrections to ads as needed
* Proofread ads to meet ad standards compliance
* Return ad to Ad Designer for major corrections
* Review corrections with Ad Designer as needed
* Verify that all changes and corrections on proofs are been made.
* On high volume night’s, proofreaders may be required to work less complex (small, minor) ads
* Email ads out to auto compliance firms, as required
* May be cross-trained to assist where needed

REQUIREMENTS:
* Computer literate on MAC computer
* Proficient in Adobe PhotoShop and Adobe Illustrator
* Knowledge of Multi-Ad Creator or QuarkXpress software, a plus
* Excellent organizational skills
* Excellent customer service skills
* Highly proficient verbal and written communication skills
* Must be willing to work during the graveyard shift
* Ability to meet required deadlines, a must

HOURS
11:00 pm – 7:30 am
3 days a week (flexibility required)

We require a successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check. We also offer a competitive compensation package. EOE.

Prospective candidates should send resumes (REF# 11173) to: Recruiter1@latimes.com

* Location: Costa Mesa, CA
* Compensation: Compensation To Be Discussed

Typists (Part - Time)
Reply to: Recruiter1@latimes.com
Date: 2007-11-15, 5:21PM PST

Get Informed about a company built on courage, achievement and creativity. A company that’s part of the most dynamic industry in the world – media!

The Los Angeles Times is much more than just the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country. We strive to be the definitive source of news and information for Californians - in print and online. Our everbroadening portfolio of publications, websites and other innovative products means The Times now touches the lives of more Southern Californians than at any other time in our long history.

Whether you “get in” on the ground floor or take a corner office, you’ll become part of a prestigious legacy, an impressive community leader, a dynamic organization that has been changing with the times for 125 years.

SUMMARY:

The primary responsibility for the Typist (part time) will be typing copy/text for various advertising category ads. The person will be working for Advertising Operations/ production dept in a deadline environment. They will ensure wording in all ads make sense, spelling is correct, abbreviations are accurate, and will also assist with minor ad building and revisions during downtime. This position requires a part-time work schedule of 25 to 30 hours per week from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am (days may vary, Graveyard shift).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Typing advertising copy/ text for all advertising categories
* Verify spelling and abbreviations are accurate
* Verify ad text meets customer’s intended requirements
* On high volume nights, Typists may be required to build less complex ads or make minor changes on reruns
* Proofread work and make appropriate corrections before submission
* May be cross trained to assist in other areas as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

* Must be able to type a minimum of 70 wpm
* Good English communication and grammar skills (i.e., spelling, etc.)
* Knowledge of word processing software
* Knowledge of MAC Computer operation, a plus
* Familiarity with Multi-Ad Creator, helpful

HOURS:
25-30 hours per week
7:00 pm – 1:00 am
(Note: Days and hours may vary - May be required to stay until 3:00 am)

We require a successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and background check. We also offer a competitive compensation package. EOE.

Prospective candidates should send resumes (REF# 11331) to: Recruiter1@latimes.com

* Location: Costa Mesa, CA
* Compensation: Compensation To Be Discussed

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