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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
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
Frequently asked questions
- What does a Copy Editor do?
- Copy Editing ensures that content will be appropriately published and follows industry standards, which often means they're involved with every step in publishing from start to finish.
- What are the duties and responsibilities of a Copy Editor?
- A Copy Editor has many responsibilities, including proofreading text to check for grammar, spelling and punctuation errors. They also have to fact-check content like dates and statistics to ensure all published content is accurate for their readers.
- What makes a good Copy Editor?
- A good Copy Editor must be highly organized since they will manage several projects at a time. They also need to be detail-oriented since they will catch small mistakes before the final content is published.
- Who does a Copy Editor work with?
- A Copy Editor typically works directly with a team of Copywriters to ensure projects are produced on schedule and final products meet the organization’s quality standards.