Part-time copy editor wanted for fun weeklies

Observer Media Group

Sarasota, remote possible, Florida

Date Posted November 17, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Part-time
Salary $17-$20 per hour


Copy Editor/Editorial Assistant wanted


Do you know the difference between lie and lay and which should be used when? Are you the person who shares grammatical pet peeves on social media? Do you find organization and planning fun? Have we got the perfect job for you.

Observer Media Group is looking for a whiz-bang copy editor/editorial assistant to help with the production of its weekly newspapers.

With five papers in production each week Monday through Wednesday, our Sarasota office is a hub of activity. We are looking for someone who can help keep the editorial trains running smoothly each week by copy editing all pages, coordinating and managing special sections, among other miscellaneous tasks that make editors’ lives easier.

The right candidate should have an eye for details, a nagging sense of perfectionism, a passion for the English language and storytelling, and a team-centered, do-what-it-takes mentality.

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The pay range for the position is $17-$20 an hour, based on experience. This is currently a part-time position, 15-24 hours a week, but has the potential for growth and benefits. Our production schedule is typically noon to 5 p.m.  Monday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday — additional hours can be more flexible. Although we prefer an in-person worker, remote candidates will be considered.

Interested? Please email your resume and a note explaining why you’re the ideal candidate for the job to Executive Editor Kat Hughes at

No phone calls, please.

About us:

Observer Media Group publishes 10 weekly papers each week, including five out of our Sarasota headquarters: the Longboat Observer, the East County Observer, the Siesta Key Observer, the Sarasota Observer and the Business Observer. Founded in 1995, we are a growing, family-owned media company.

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