Copy Chief

LexisNexis, New York, New York

Date PostedOctober 08, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Law360 is looking for a Copy Chief to manage its
fast-paced and growing copy desk. The Copy Chief will be responsible for
developing and implementing initiatives to improve Law360 copy and for daily
oversight of all copy editing. Applicants must possess strong management skills
and be passionate about editorial quality.

Copy desk
shifts include:

NYC office = 3:00p - 11:00p (ET)

LA office =
1:00p - 9:00p (PT)

Responsibilities:

  • Manage team of up to 15 copy editors

  • Hire and train new editors

  • Identify staffing needs and manage editor
    schedules

  • Maintain consistency and excellence in copy editing
    through transparent rule making and oversight

  • Maintain consistency in tagging of articles and
    update tagging guidelines as needed

  • Develop and maintain effective quality control
    mechanisms

  • Develop and maintain style guidelines



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  • Ensure all articles conform with Law360
    style

  • Ensure all articles are edited for accuracy,
    grammar, punctuation, clarity, flow, style and news value

  • Maintain high editorial standards for headline and
    lead writing

  • Ensure frequent and effective communication between
    editors and reporters

Experience:

  • 4+ years editing experience for a daily news
    service

  • 2+ years management experience

  • knowledge of AP style

  • strong analytical skills

  • strong management skills

  • exceptional news judgment

  • strong editing ability

  • writing and headline-writing skills

  • a strong interest in business and legal
    issues


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