The Texas Tribune is seeking a full-time copy editor for our fast-paced digital newsroom.
This grammar-loving, detail-oriented and current-events-savvy person will polish stories, ensure accuracy and clarity, and make sure we follow AP and Texas Tribune style. The copy editor will need to be skilled at juggling multiple assignments on deadline, including breaking news stories, long-form investigative pieces, social media posts, newsletters, photo captions, marketing copy, and materials related to The Texas Tribune Festival and other events. The ideal candidate will be comfortable raising questions about copy with editors and reporters.
The ideal candidate will be able to work with others on the copy desk to educate reporters, editors and other Tribune staff members about style changes and frequent errors. This person will also help maintain the Tribune style guide by writing and editing entries and putting together style sheets as needed.
The copy editor will work 40 hours per week. The typical schedule will be: Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. Central; Monday through Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m. Central; Friday, 2 to 8 p.m. Central.
Texas Tribune staffers are currently working remotely. This position is based in our newsroom in Austin. We will consider candidates who would work elsewhere in Texas.
Copy editing skills are a must. Interest in Texas government and politics is a plus.