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Company: Fox Digital Media/Beliefnet
Position:
Copy Editor
Location:
North Carolina
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
April 14, 2014
Job ID: 1569975

Description:

Fox Sports Media Group is seeking a Copy Editor for the Production/News Operations Department. This role is part of a team responsible for editing text, writing headlines, and updating content for Fox Sports Media Group and Fox Sports Digital. This role is based in Charlotte, NC and works an early morning shift of 4:00am to 1:00pm.

Responsibilities:

  • Checking text to ensure it is well written, logically structured and in the right style as well as possessing excellent knowledge of the English language, including good spelling and grammar
  • Must possess meticulous approach to their work with an eye for detail, which includes checking facts, raising queries with contributors
  • Must maintain good concentration and focus on tasks amid distractions
  • Have a tactful approach when dealing with contributors
  • Stay aware of any potential legal problems in the texts, such as libelous statements or breach of copyright and discuss with the copy chief and CP/News Director

Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Journalism, English or a related degree strongly preferred
  • 4+ years of editorial experience required, preferably in the online or TV medium
  • Top candidates will have strong communication skills -- both written and verbal and excellent organizational skills (the ability to prioritize projects under tight deadlines)
  • Critical thinking required (to judge if a story is newsworthy, if sources need to be checked/wording is appropriate, if there is a risk to releasing certain information, and to verify accuracy and consistency of information)
  • Must have strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook required). Some knowledge of Photoshop and HTML strongly preferred
  • Proven sports knowledge that lends itself to sound news judgment required 

If interested, please visit www.foxcareers.com and apply to job FNG0003108.

Fox Sports Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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