Copy Editor

Employer
Viacom
Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 04, 2019
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Freelance, Full Time

Copy Editor

Viacom Media Networks, Multiplatform Production

Job Description:

Viacom Media Networks Multiplatform Production is seeking a full-time freelance copy editor. This copy editor is passionate about style guides/consistency, possesses great communication skills and manages multiple projects simultaneously while working collaboratively with different teams in a fast-paced, fast-changing environment. This copy editor will be working on a project that will last approximately six months in our New York City office.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the in-house style guide and stays abreast of changes to mainstream style
  • Edit archived copy
  • Fact-check and perform light research to ensure accuracy of information presented
  • Provide timely feedback to copywriters and keep track of revisions
  • Have the ability to communicate feedback not only to writers, but explain style and grammar rules to non-writers
  • Ensure that copy is optimized for SEO
  • Maintains flexible schedule to work nights, weekends and holidays when needed

Qualifications

  • At least three years of copy editing experience
  • Knowledge of online editing
  • Proven ability to learn in-house style
  • Proven ability to work independently and juggle daily, medium and long-range deadlines
  • Self-managing and able to function effectively within a team
  • Proven ability to edit efficiently while under daily deadline pressure
  • Proven ability to solve problems and work independently

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