Beijing, China (relocation offered)
Location: Beijing, China
Start Date: November/December 2019
Minimum Commitment: 12 months
The Copy Editor provides final detailed edit of copy and informational graphics for factual accuracy, sourcing, balance, libel, tone, context, grammar/spelling/style for scripts.
•The copy editor needs to be able to align their writing and editing to be in the voice of the talent.
•The right candidate can multi-task, switch gears easily and help develop writers into the style of the show.
•The candidate should aim to make each story feel big, highlighting the "wow" lead and conversational style of our talent/scripts.
•The Copy Editor also ensures that text is up-to-date, that it complies with any CGTN guidance/standards, and that story elements work together as a cohesive whole.
•The Copy Editor edits story text, headlines, banners and social media content.
•S/he works with content editors and writers to improve stories, and uses various newsroom tools for digital production purposes.
•At times, the Copy Editor may also be asked to write stories by supervisors.
•Control room experience preferred.
•5 years full-time news writing or editing experience required.
•Ability to handle breaking news under heavy deadline pressure.
•Proven understanding of International issues.
•Must have copy editing background.
•Broadcasting or multimedia experience is a plus.
•Demonstrated editing skills (checking language, accuracy, balance, sensitivity).
•Able to work effectively with a team of writers and content editors.
•Effective speed to keep up with demanding workload.
•Demonstrated flexibility to deal with rapid changes in news, adapt to breaking news, handle several tasks at once.
•Four-year college degree.