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Copy Editor - Part-time

Rate TBD
Location Los Angeles, CA United States (On-site)
Type of project Sales & Marketing, Writing/Translation Copywriting, Editing, Social Media
Duration part time permanent ongoing
Education required College/University
Years of experience 2 - 5 years
Area of Specialization Communication and journalism
Languages required N/A
Workhoppers Los Angeles CA
Description
Job Description

Our company is seeking a part-time weekend (Friday-Sunday) copy editor in the Pacific time zone, with a preference for Los Angeles. This position will entail night work, as well as periodic additional shifts during the week. The copy editor will be responsible for performing multiple deep copy edits per shift, coordinating copy flow with editors and fact checkers, and helping to execute nightly and next-day production of written pieces, audio and video content, and social executions that cover sports, popular culture, technology, and more.

Responsibilities

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Vetting written content to ensure it is free of errors and conforms to the site’s standards for style, quality, and clarity

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Performing text edits on various forms of multimedia and social content: videos, podcast breakouts, tweets, Facebook updates, etc.

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Going beyond a surface level of editing, with the experience necessary to scrutinize stories with an eye toward taste, legal issues, elegant sentence construction, and journalistic values

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Producing stories and other content for our dot-com property using the content management system Chorus

Requirements

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Minimum of two years’ experience as a copy editor for a daily publication

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Extensive knowledge of Chicago and AP styles

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Demonstrated ability to edit for structure, taste, grammar, punctuation, and style under deadline pressure

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Proficiency working with multiple editors in a continuous-deadline environment

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Familiarity with content-management systems, web apps, and social media platforms

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Sports-editing experience or a high level of comfort reading about sports. Editors also should be comfortable vetting pop-culture and general-interest copy.

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A willingness to work weekends and nights

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The versatility to both quickly edit a news-oriented post and deeply edit a reported piece

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Command of journalism best practices



2020-08-14

-August 14, 2020