BuzzFeed News is looking to expand our roster of overflow freelance copy editors, working remotely. The schedule is somewhat erratic, working when one of our staffers is on vacation or we need extra coverage. We usually have plenty of notice, but we also may reach out with a last-minute request.
The position requires at least two years’ experience as a copy editor in digital media, preferably for a news outlet.
We have a two-part copyediting test. The first part is straightforward — copyediting 40 sentences within an hour. If a candidate performs well, we ask them to take part 2 at a later date, which is also an hour and focuses on news.
If you meet the requirements, please send your résumé to Sarah Schweppe at email@example.com. (Sharing your LinkedIn profile works too.) A few lines about yourself suffices in the body of your email — there’s no need to write an expansive cover letter!