Texas Monthly has an immediate opening for a freelance copy editor on its website. The editor will work directly with the editorial director, editors, and writers to ensure the grammatical and stylistic accuracy of all its published work. This is a one-year contract position that would require 30 hours of work a week, with the potential to be extended beyond the one-year time period.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Copy editing articles for the website, including lightly fact-checking the text
Ensuring, in collaboration with the editorial director, that each article is properly tagged and optimized for search and social
Successful candidates will possess the following skills and capabilities:
A deep love for language and storytelling
A strong familiarity and expertise with Chicago style, as well as AP, Bryan Garner, Merriam Webster, and Words Into Type
A fastidiousness with regard to details, deadlines, and organization; calm under pressure
The ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with parties of all sorts
Experience in journalism, writing, and reporting is preferred, as is fluency in Spanish and a general affinity for the state of Texas and its varied affairs
Education and experience:
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Two to five years of copy editing experience
This role is a contract position with the opportunity to work remotely.
If you are a qualified candidate and interested in this position, we encourage you to apply. Please email a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line.
Texas Monthly is committed to diversity and cultivating an inclusive environment. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status.