Copy Editor

Waterways Journal, SAINT LOUIS, Missouri

Date PostedApril 12, 2019
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusPart-time

Copy Editor

Waterways Journal (print and digital)


The Waterways Journal is seeking to hire a Copy Editor for its St. Louis, MO office. This is a part-time position that will write original content as well as fact-check and copy-edit features and promotional materials for accuracy, logic, grammar and spelling. This is a great opportunity a candidate with excellent writing and grammar skills, as well as a command of AP style.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write and report inland waterway stories for the print magazine and website, including breaking news, adhering to daily, weekly and monthly deadlines
  • Copy-edit print copy and digital copy as required (technical skills and experience required)
  • Pitch stories and features for the monthly special issue print magazine as well as daily stories for the WJ website
  • Post content to social media outlets as needed
  • Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications - Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related
  • Understanding of and experience in magazine publishing
  • Understanding of and experience in digital and social media
  • Adapt to change quickly as well as be able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Command of editorial best practices and AP style
  • Creative design knowledge preferred (InDesign, Photoshop, or other image-editing software)
  • Candidate should submit 4-5 clips of previous articles
  • Some travel will be required



Benefits offered:

Competitive salary

The Waterways Journal is the news journal of record for the towing and barge industry on the inland waterways of the United States, chiefly the watershed of the Mississippi River and its tributaries and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Our customers are the barge companies, ports, terminals, fleets, shipyards, refuelers, shippers, suppliers and marine contractors that form the inland waterways transportation industry. Our audience operates over 25,000 barges and over 3,500 towboats and tugs.


Known as “The Riverman’s Bible,” the periodical has published continuously from St. Louis, Missouri, since 1887. It is the only American maritime publication that focuses exclusively on the inland waterways, and one of the few remaining family-owned, advertiser-supported trade weeklies of any description.

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