Posted October 7, 2019

Copy Editor – The Atlantic


Washington, DC


The Atlantic is seeking an experienced full-time copy editor for This person will copy edit articles ranging from several hundred to several thousand words, at various stages in the editing process, and will also copy edit social-media posts, videos, and other content. This person will also have some fact-checking responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for detail, a fine ear for language, and an exceptional grasp of grammar, accepted usage, punctuation, spelling, and verbal logic. Additionally, candidates should be able to prioritize when juggling multiple assignments, and adhere to high standards under tight deadlines. The ideal candidate will combine obsessiveness with collegiality and a sense of humor.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have at least three years of copy-editing experience, preferably in magazine publishing, and preferably using the Chicago Manual of Style.
Candidates should have knowledge of and experience with basic fact-checking.
Candidates should take a flexible approach to a wide variety of writing styles.
Atlantic Media Values:

Force of Ideas: At the center of Atlantic Media work are the ideas within our writing. We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, and intellectual honesty to the ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, giving voice, argument, and flight to the latter.
Spirit of Generosity: Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct. Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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