Copy Editor

Entertainment New York, New York

About Your Role:

As a contract copy editor for the PEOPLE evergreen team at Dotdash Meredith, you will be the final step in the approval process before an article is published. Your meticulous eye for detail and dedication to quality control will ensure all articles meet our high standards, follow content outlines (if applicable), and adhere to editorial policy and style. You will proofread and make edits to articles for style, grammar, and format. This remote contract position requires a minimum 20-hour weekly commitment during business hours, though days and hours are flexible. The rate for this position is $25-30/hour depending on experience.

About Your Contributions:

  • Copy edit articles for style, grammar, tone, structure, and adherence to brand and Dotdash Meredith guidelines
  • Fact-check articles to ensure accuracy
  • Ensure the content puts the reader first while meeting the Dotdash Meredith standard for quality
  • Load articles into the Dotdash Meredith proprietary content management system so it is free of formatting errors and typos

About you:

  • 4+ years of copyediting experience
  • You consider yourself “nit-picky.” You know the difference between an en-dash and an em-dash
  • Fully versed in AP Style
  • Easily adopts an established brand voice, and adheres to strict brand and style guidelines like a pro
  • Comfortable working in a content management system and can work quickly, independently, and accurately
  • Excellent communicator who is comfortable giving positive and negative feedback
  • Background in entertainment and celebrity content is a plus

Pay Range: $25.00 to $30.00 per hour.

The pay range above represents the anticipated low and high end of the pay range for this position and may change in the future. Actual pay may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to work location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Dotdash Meredith’s total compensation package for employees. Other compensation may include annual bonuses, and short- and long-term incentives. In addition, Dotdash Meredith provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, a generous 401K employer matching program, paid holidays, and paid time off (PTO).

About Us:

Dotdash Meredith is the largest digital and print publisher in America. From mobile to magazines, nearly 200 million people trust us to help them make decisions, take action, and find inspiration. Dotdash Meredith’s over 40 iconic brands include PEOPLE, Better Homes & Gardens, Verywell, Food & Wine, The Spruce, Allrecipes, Byrdie, REAL SIMPLE, Investopedia, and Southern Living.Dotdash Meredith embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community.

We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship or disability status. The Company requires employees entering its workplaces, performing work offsite, or attending a company sponsored event to verify and provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required by applicable law.