Position: Digital copy editor
Treatment: 1099 Independent Contractor
Time: Flexible, but we are looking for mostly afternoon availability, Monday-Friday.
We produce a wide variety of written content, including finished pages for newspapers around the U.S. and news stories for web-based publications, on hard deadlines every day in a virtual newsroom that uses a browser-based CMS, InDesign CS4, Adobe PDFs and Google documents, as well as basic in-house systems. Our staff is far-flung, but Slack and Gmail allow us to banter and interact like a well-seasoned copy desk, so continual, reliable access to the Internet is required.
We are seeking: A tech-savvy self-starter looking to work as part of a team of writers, editors and page designers. You will edit and rewrite stories using AP Style, format data and coordinate with other editors. Our content is basic and similar in tone week to week; you will fact-check and edit for style, grammar and spelling, along with rewriting as needed. Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced deadline environment. Previous newspaper experience is a MUST; daily newspaper experience is preferred.
-Familiarity with AP Style
--Familiarity with tabbed browsing in Firefox
-Familiarity with GoogleDocs
-Type 60+ words per minute
-Daily access to a home computer less than 3 years old
-Reliable Internet connection
-Familiarity with Slack
-Willingness to learn keyboard shortcuts
-Experience with any content management system (Wordpress, Blogger, etc.)
Interested candidates should apply to the email address below. Please include "Copy Editor" in the subject line. Your email should include the following:
2) A summary of your relevant experience
3) Indicate the days and times you'd be available and willing to work, and the day you'd be able to start
4) Three professional references, including their email addresses and titles.
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