Posted September 29, 2020

Copy Editor – ProPublica


New York City / Remote


When you read news stories, do you find yourself weighing their fairness and checking if their logic is sound? Do you cringe at every typo? Does inconsistent style drive you bonkers? Then you could be our next copy editor.

In this role, you’ll work in tandem with our assistant managing editor for standards to maintain the high quality our stories, to manage the flow of copy and to publish our work online. (And you’ll also be on the lookout for the little things, like the missing “of” in the previous sentence.) You’ll get to flex your editing muscle not only on complex and lengthy investigations, but also on breaking news stemming from our deep dives, newsletters, graphics, videos and columns. You’ll also at times have to convert stories from the style of a partner newsroom into Associated Press style (so long, coöperate; hello, cooperate!). Other responsibilities will include helping draft corrections, clarifications and updates to stories, and occasionally filling in for the standards AME.

We’re looking for someone who:

Has razor-sharp news judgment and an unshakeable sense of fairness

Knows how to bulletproof and polish hard-hitting investigations and longform narratives

Is meticulous in examining copy and matching facts in text with those presented in graphics, video and on social media platforms

Can make sure all copy is consistent and typo-free

Has experience working with Google Docs and publishing tools, including a CMS like Craft or Wordpress and an organization app like Trello.

Has at least three years experience as a copy editor at a news organization

Has a deep understanding of AP style

Really likes working with others and is part diplomat, seamlessly handling requests both large and small from reporters and editors

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