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Posted December 27, 2021

Copy Editor/Fact Checker – Life Time

Location:

St. Paul, MN (Hybrid)

Description:

The primary responsibility of the Copy Editor/Fact Checker is to ensure all copy meets our standards for copy style, clarity, accuracy, and quality of Experience Life magazine and ExperienceLife.com. The Copy Editor will focus on copyediting and proofreading content in partnership with our Copy Chief; this person will also collaborate our lead Fact Checker to work with editors, writers, and sources to ensure that all facts and quotes in print and digital content are correct. This person will verify everything from the spelling of a source’s name and age at publication to research noted in the article to confirm proper citation. Organizational and time-management skills are crucial to meeting tight deadlines in print and digital, which includes real-time research and response.

Position Requirements

- Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, English, or Communications
- 5+ years of prior editorial or related experience
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills.
- Strong knowledge of English grammar, spelling, style.
- Ability to write and edit copy for clarity, accuracy, and style.
- Ability to multitask and learn quickly, good memory, and strong attention to detail.
- Excellent organizational skills, including orderly storage of paper and electronic documents.
- Proactive, energetic personality; inquiring, investigative mind.
- Ability to operate a personal computer, plus strong computer skills and working knowledge of standard office software, including Microsoft Office. Emphasis on strong skills in Word, basic skills in Excel, Adobe Acrobat. InDesign skills a must.
- Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style, AP style, citations, and proofreader notes.
- Familiarity with inclusive-language style guides and interest in exploring language trends; stays current on evolving language and copy-style rules.
- Understanding of digital copy-style rule and adaptations for social-media guidebooks.
- Ability to handle tight deadlines, reprioritize tasks on a daily and weekly basis.




To Apply:

https://careers.lifetime.life/job/R-53430/Copy-Editor-Fact-Checker

ekretschmer@lt.life

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