Experienced Copy Editor/Journalist

Location
Teaneck, New Jersey
Salary
$30 an hour
Posted
Feb 22, 2017
Specialty
Copyediting
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Freelance, Part Time

Experienced Copy Editor/Journalist

Magazine publishing company looking for a wordsmith with professional copy editing and proofing acumen who can meet strict deadlines and turn edits and proofs around in a day, or even an hour.

Part-time position for telecommuter. Special consideration for those who have worked in a daily publishing environment.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure consistent style, tone, spelling, grammatical and punctuation usage across all channels.
  • Review and edit stories pre- and post- layout entering changes into documents for processing.
  • Serve as a resource to field all team questions about grammar, style, and usage.
  • Ensures all information is accurate.
  • Must be available and reliable and an impeccable communicator.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in English or Journalism
  • Experience: 5-plus  years of copy-editing experience, preferably with a magazine
  • Skills: Strong attention to detail, process-oriented and organized. Ability to standardize the work of numerous writers into a cohesive style and tone. Familiarity with content management systems helpful
  • Ability to work independently and quickly on multiple projects unflustered by frequent interruption
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, working under pressure to accommodate schedules and meet deadlines
  •  Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  •  Strong computer skills
  •  Strong research skills

Ability and availability to write magazine-style narrative a plus.