Copy Editor (freelance)

Employer
Digital Trends
Location
Remote, Oregon
Salary
DOE
Closing date
Oct 19, 2022

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Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Freelance
Hours
Part Time
Sector
Technology
Discipline
Copy Editor / Page Designer
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Position Summary: 

 

The Copy Editor is responsible for performing and overseeing copy editing for multiple channels of the Digital Trends Media Group while actively supporting the Digital Trends Editorial and Commerce teams. This role requires strong attention to detail and time management to support multiple departments and stakeholders.  

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

Quickly and efficiently copy edit commerce-related and editorial content to ensure accuracy in spelling, grammar, and composition 
Fact-check articles to ensure the accuracy of names, titles, dates, quotes, and other details 
The ability to work full shifts leading up to and during tentpole events like Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day, including on Thanksgiving Day
Communicate with writers and editors to convey new editorial standards and enforce their use 
Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications/Skills: 

Minimum of two years related experience 
Mastery of AP Style 
Strong knowledge of consumer tech and associated terminology
Familiarity with editing commerce-facing content 
Almost maddening attention to detail for reliably producing airtight copy 
Exceptional interpersonal skills to tactfully deliver feedback and criticism to peers and co-workers 
Ability to prioritize and delegate to meet deadlines 
Experience working in a fast-paced online news environment 
Familiarity with WordPress or similar CMS systems 
Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required, preferably in Journalism, Communications or related fields 
Strong written and verbal communication skills 
Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines 

 

 

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