Copy Editor (Contractor / 6 months)

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Description

Description

In this editorial review position, you’ll ensure that all AJ+ output formats, including video, text and images, meet the highest editorial standards consistent with our brand identity.    

The position requires you to be an editorial gatekeeper for all content across different publishing platforms, helping ensure the accuracy, correctness and stylistic consistency of our reporting. You will review grammar, punctuation, spelling, language usage, clarity of information and AJ+ house style for onscreen text within videos and images, as well as the corresponding social media content.

Responsibilities:                                                 

  • Reading scripts and/or previewing videos to ensure accuracy, clarity, correct grammar and usage, and consistency with AJ+ editorial values
  • Engaging with the producers and executive producers, seeking revisions and promoting the highest standards in our work
  • Reviewing final social media posts as well as photos and videos

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role at a news-oriented media organization

Skills:

  • Impeccable copy-editing skills: grammar, punctuation, spelling variants, usage
  • Familiarity with and experience applying AP style
  • Sound editorial judgment
  • Strong headline/display-text writing skills
  • Attention to detail

 Knowledge:

  • Excellent knowledge and awareness of global and national affairs
  • Solid grasp of journalistic ethics and fundamentals
  • Efficient time management
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills