Copy Editor Job Description

Copy Editor Job Description

Last updated July 22nd, 2018

Copy Editors review and edit content for proper grammar, spelling, syntax, and layout. They primarily work in media, marketing, and advertising.

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We are seeking a motivated and savvy Copy Editor to oversee our content editing needs in a fast-paced work environment. You will work with a team of writers and designers to curate compelling and accurate content for our organization. Your primary duties will include following a content strategy, proofreading and editing, and collaborating with co-workers to deliver quality projects on time.

To excel in this role, you will have experience in developing and editing content, as well as excellent communication and organizational skills. A Bachelor's Degree in English or related field is a must.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and revise content for accuracy and quality, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Communicate and work with production team to ensure that content is published in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of Associated Press or Chicago Style.
  • Ensure correct tone, voice, clarity, flow and structure of content.
  • Ensure that content adheres to in-house style guide.
  • Write blurbs, ledes, headlines, and straplines
  • Compile and update style guides as required.
  • Collaborate with team to come up with fresh and creative ideas, keeping audience in mind.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Stay abreast of latest media trends and content best practices.
  • Knowledge of SEO.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English or related field.
  • Experiencing in publishing and/or editing preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Leadership and time management skills.
  • Proficient in desktop publishing software and Microsoft Office.

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