Copy Editor ABA Journal

American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois

Date Posted November 19, 2019
Industry Nonprofit
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $50,900 - $56,750


ABA Journal - Copy Editor

ABA Chicago, 321 North Clark, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America Req #310

The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world.  The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.

We're seeking a full-time on-site copy editor for the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. Copy editors would edit stories for the bimonthly print magazine as well as for We want someone who has worked as a copy editor at a news publication and who has experience editing lengthy, data-heavy stories. A background in law and / or familiarity with the legal industry is a plus. Responsible for copyediting news stories that appear in the print ABA Journal and on with a primary focus on accuracy, style, content, readability, and consistency.

Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities
Editing and fact-checking news stories, headlines, subheads and photo captions. Formatting copy for the web in our content-management system. Identifying images for use with online news stories.Possibly writing articles for publication in the ABA Journal or on

Basic Qualifications and Interests
Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
At least five years’ experience as an editor or writer in publishing environment.

Preferred Qualifications and Interests
Experience as a copy editor at a news publication.A background in law or a familiarity with the legal industry.
Experience editing lengthy, data-heavy news stories. Experience using InCopy /InDesign.

The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.




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