Posted May 12, 2020

Web Producer/Copy Editor – The New Yorker


New York City (but can start remotely)


The New Yorker seeks an experienced copy editor and Web producer to join its digital operation. The hired applicant will regularly work some evening or weekend shifts. The position may begin remotely if necessary because of the current coronavirus crisis but will permanently transition to on-site work in our Manhattan office. Overview/PurposeThis role is primarily to copy-edit posts for and may include occasional work on magazine pieces. The selected applicant will write digital headlines and other display copy, assemble the necessary components to prepare each article for publication, update the site’s home page and section pages, and occasionally be involved in newsletter production and social-media promotion. A good candidate is a thorough reader who can quickly catch and fix mistakes of spelling, punctuation, grammar, and syntax.Applicants should have an interest in mastering the magazine’s house style and be comfortable learning new editorial systems.The role is a full-time position and sometimes requires working late nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays, depending on the demands of the news cycle. Qualifications:two years’ experience as a copy editor a flair for writing display copy that engages the reader and adheres to The New Yorker’s voice and outlookexperience and comfort with digital publishing and an ability to work both quickly and accuratelya strong interest in current affairs and culture the ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks simultaneouslythe ability to work both independently and as part of a teamthe ability to communicate and coördinate with editors, writers, fact checkers, and others, balancing needs and priorities while upholding copy standards experience working with a content management system (such as Wordpress) for publishing web contentexperience working with Google Docs (track changes, commenting, permissions)familiarity with the history, style, and values of The New Yorker

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