Position: Digital Copy editor
Treatment: 1099 Independent Contractor
Time: Flexible, but we are looking for mostly morning and midday availability
We produce finished pages for newspapers around the U.S. on hard deadlines every day in a virtual newsroom that uses a browser-based CMS, InDesign CS4, Adobe PDFs and Google documents, as well as basic in-house systems. Our staff is far-flung, but Skype and Gmail allow us to banter and interact like a well-seasoned copy desk, so continual, reliable access to the Internet is required.
We are seeking: A tech-savvy self-starter looking to work as part of a team of writers, editors and page designers. You will edit stories using AP Style and format data and coordinate with editors. Our content is basic and similar in tone week to week; you will edit for style, grammar and spelling with some fact-checking. Previous newspaper experience is a MUST, daily newspaper experience is preferred.
-Familiarity with Skype
-Familiarity with tabbed browsing in Firefox
-Familiarity with GoogleDocs
-Type 60+ words per minute
-Daily access to a home computer less than 3 years old
-Reliable Internet connection
-Willingness to learn keyboard shortcuts
-Experience with any content management system (Wordpress, Blogger, etc.)
If you meet these qualifications and are interested, please:
1) Send your resume to email@example.com
2) In the subject of the email, include "91219" and "Copy Editor"
3) Highlight in your email your relevant experience
4) Attach three published writing samples
5) Indicate the days and times you'd be available and willing to work and the day you'd be able to start