Copy Director

The Nation
10018, New York City
Excellent salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits
Jan 16, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

The Nation, a weekly print magazine and daily website that covers politics, culture, and the arts, is seeking a Copy Director for a full-time position in our Manhattan office. The Copy Director is responsible for guaranteeing the accuracy and readability of all Nation content and for creating and maintaining the systems necessary for that, including managing a staff of several employees, as well as freelance proofreaders and copyeditors as needed. Applicants must be able to copyedit with speed and skill in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure, working closely with the editorial and production staff; collaboration skills are prized. Strong applicants will have experience with various content management systems, especially InCopy and WordPress, as well as an interest in contemporary politics, foreign affairs, culture and the arts. The Copy Director must be able to manage a smooth and efficient copy-flow schedule for both the print magazine and website, solve bottlenecks efficiently, and have excellent communication skills.

Applicants must have at least five years of copyediting and proofreading experience and at least two years of managerial experience. This is a full-time union position. Applicants must be based in New York City or be able to commute daily. Salary is commensurate with experience, and the benefits are excellent.

The Nation LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws.

E-mail your cover letter and résumé. No phone calls or postal mail, please. The base salary for this position is $74,008.77 and can be scaled up based on experience

This position is covered by the collective-bargaining agreement between The Nation Company LLC and The NewsGuild of New York, CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.


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