Copy Chief - Star Magazine

New York City, New York (US)
May 17, 2017
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

American Media, Inc. (AMI) is seeking an experienced, dynamic copy chief to join our editorial team full-time in New York. The copy chief will be responsible for running the combined copy/research department for Star magazine with the assistance of a full-time deputy and small team of dedicated freelancers. Working in close coordination with editorial, art, photo and production departments, the copy chief will ensure quality, consistency, clarity and factual accuracy across a range of content, from display copy to features, under tight weekly deadlines. Must be able to work efficiently and independently in a busy, team-oriented office, remain cool under pressure and enjoy a fast-paced and collaborative work environment. Additional responsibilities include: Light fact-checking of stories (print editions only); resolving any queries with editors; and maintaining house style guides. This position reports to the managing editor.


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English or a related field
  • At least five years experience copy-editing for a national magazine
  • Skillful at editing copy for grammar, spelling, syntax and punctuation while preserving style and voice
  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An interest in entertainment news and popular culture a plus
  • Strong InDesign and InCopy skills
  • Experience with K4 preferred

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