Posted June 28, 2018

Full-time copy editor – The Center for Investigative Reporting




Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting – a national nonprofit online news organization with a weekly radio show/podcast – is seeking a copy editor to join our staff in Emeryville, California.

We are looking for an efficient, flexible, detail-oriented editor with a solid track record who can serve as a trusted, reliable gatekeeper. We need a master of style, spelling, grammar and punctuation. We want someone who can juggle the meticulous review of lengthy investigative pieces over several weeks and handle quick edits on shorter daily copy.

The right candidate will be a strong team player with outstanding communication skills. He or she will work closely with staff members across all media platforms – print, broadcast, online, radio and multimedia – to craft better prose and write enticing headlines. Previous experience with what it takes to write a clickable, shareable web headline – without stooping to clickbait – is a big plus. Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience working for a media organization; previous experience working with investigative and online content is desirable.

Candidates must be local to the San Francisco Bay Area or willing to relocate at their own expense. This is a full-time position during typical business hours, though some work outside of those hours occasionally is required.

To apply, send the following to Copy Chief Nikki Frick at
• Your résumé (PDF file preferred)
• Your compensation expectations
• Two references
• A cover letter outlining your interest in and qualifications for the position
• Five of your best headline samples, with preference to those that display techniques tailored for the web

We will be in touch if we are interested in scheduling an interview. Please, no phone calls or in-person inquiries.

The Center for Investigative Reporting values a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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