Part Time Copy Editor I, AJC

3 days left

Remote City, Florida
Sep 24, 2019
Editor / Editorial
Metro Area
Full Time
This is a part-time position. The successful candidate will edit content for use in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, focusing heavily on spelling errors, missing or wrong words, grammatical and punctuation mistakes, bias and balance issues and other errors that harm our credibility.

Edit content for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
• Review copy for accuracy, spelling, grammar, style, clarity, fairness, taste, bias, balance of perspectives and libel. Make corrections and revisions as needed.
• Work closely with content creators to address issues.
• Prioritize tasks and spend appropriate time on tasks with minimal supervision.
Write display type for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
• Write headlines to convey the most interesting and important aspects of each story.
• Write or rewrite photo captions that provide supplemental information.
Review copy for final publication in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, paying attention to bias and balance and other mistakes that harm our credibility.
• Proofread finished pages
• Verify jumps
• Verify stories end cleanly
• Verify barcodes, dates, price, etc.
• Verify publication dates for comics, puzzles, etc.
• Conduct a high-level design review, paying particular attention to scale, hierarchy and photos.
• Output pages and republish stories to digital as needed.
Qualifications:Education: Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent experience.

Yrs & Type of Experience: At least 10 years of experience as a copy editor, wire editor, page designer or other type of news content production editor.

Additional Requirements: Demonstrated ability to handle complicated, legally sensitive content that requires special care and judgment.

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