US West Coast Freelance Copy Editor

News Deeply, ANY, California

Date PostedJanuary 02, 2018
Job StatusPart-time
SalaryNot Specified

US West Coast Freelance Copy Editor

  • Editorial
  • Remote
  • Part time contract

News Deeply is seeking two freelance Copy Editors based in the Pacific Standard time zone, preferably in California, for shifts. Preference will be given to editors with a background in environmental journalism, especially in water and ocean issues.

Who we're looking for:
Editors who are able to quickly and easily grasp what needs to be done to make our stories the best they can be, including being able to see the big picture and what they may be lacking in terms of context or background around the deeper trends.

Core duties:

  • Edit stories for content for style, tone, and flow
  • Correct grammar, punctuation, and formatting errors
  • Conform content to in-house style
  • Spot and help rectify any legal issues
  • Communicate with Managing Editors to resolve inaccuracies

The right person for the job will have:

  • A firm grasp of AP style
  • A hawk-like ability to catch errant punctuation and grammatical mistakes
  • A knack for making content flow
  • A love of language
  • An astute sense of appropriate style, voice, and tone
  • Strong skills in meeting deadlines and prioritizing workload
  • High editorial standards
  • Experience with content management systems

Minimum education level: Bachelors degree in English, Journalism, or related field

Minimum experience: 5+ years of editing experience. Preference given to those in the PST time zone 

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