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Copy Editor Job Description

A Copy Editor is a professional who checks written content for proper grammar and spelling and ensures that all relevant vocabulary is used according to subject matter guidelines.


Use this Copy Editor job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.


Copy Editor responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and revising content for accuracy and quality, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and syntax
  • Communicating and working with production teams to ensure that content is published in a timely manner
  • Ensuring correct tone, voice, clarity, flow and structure of content

Job brief

We are looking for a Copy Editor to join our team and work with a team of writers to ensure all content adheres to our organization’s guidelines. 

A Copy Editor’s responsibilities include proofreading, editing and working with writers to deliver quality content.

Ultimately, you will work with a team of writers and designers to ensure our content meets our brand’s guidelines and all copy is accurate and free of grammatical errors.


  • Ensure that content adheres to the in-house style guide
  • Stay abreast of the latest media trends and content best practices
  • Compile and update style guides as required
  • Collaborate with team to come up with fresh and creative ideas, keeping the audience in mind
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Copy Editor or similar role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Leadership and time management skills
  • Proficient in desktop publishing software and Microsoft Office
  • A bachelor’s degree in Journalism or English is preferred

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