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Company: Bureau of National Affairs
Copy Editor II - Occupational Safety & Health Reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 12, 2013
Job ID: 1460644


Position #: 12224

POSITION OVERVIEW: BNA, an employee-owned publisher of legal and regulatory information seeks a Copy Editor II to copy edit news stories, features, and material written by staff members for Occupational Safety & Health Reporter or by other BNA staff members for publication of other units; shape and coordinate coverage of unit's publication, with particular emphasis on news analysis; and guide and advise staff members in their research, reporting, writing, and editing.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure that quality standards of assigned publication are met; create assignments for staff members; coordinate coverage within unit and with other BNA units; strengthen contributions to assigned publication; maintain subject area knowledge related to unit's publication, including current awareness of issues and developments in the field; serve as subject area expert and resource for others contributing to same or related publications; oversee and participate in production of unit's publication; ensure that copy and production deadlines are met; develop and maintain contacts in the government and private sector in order to obtain and verify information related to unit's publication; and assume responsibility for unit's editorial operations in the absence of the Managing Editor.

REQUIREMENTS: 4+ years’ journalism experience, at least one year copy editing; specialized education related to assigned publication may be considered in lieu of some experience; sound news judgment and ability to copy edit news stories, features, and other material for content and style quickly and under deadline pressure; ability to report, write, and edit news stories, features, and other material requiring minimal editing under deadline pressure; knowledge of subject area covered by assigned publication; ability to work effectively with other staff members to develop their journalism skills and strengthen their contributions to the unit's publication; knowledge of journalism principles and techniques, and federal and state legislative, regulatory, and judicial processes; and ability to use electronic research methods effectively. Bachelor’s in English, journalism, or subjects related to assigned publications.

Candidates are required to pass a test for this position.

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BNA offers a comprehensive benefits package beyond full employer-paid health care to include tuition reimbursement, domestic partner benefits, transportation subsidies, generous annual and sick leave, parenting leave; and much more.

BNA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. BNA has adopted an Affirmative Action Program to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, or any other classification protected by law.  


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