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Copy editor (six-month contract)

  • Journalism Jobs

Description

  • Proofread/copy-edit to a high standard to ensure that content is factually and grammatically correct and in keeping with the publication’s style and tone
  • Collaborate with fact-checking department
  • Highlight any legal or other sensitive issues in content
  • Devise strong headlines and display copy, when required
  • Elegantly cut copy to fit layouts, when required
  • Provide cover when the Copy lead is absent/on leave
  • Liaise with other departments when required

Specific Requirements

  • Five-plus years’ experience of copyediting/proofreading in a publishing environment
  • Thorough grasp of English grammar, spelling and idiomatic expression
  • An ability to work meticulously under tight deadlines
  • Organised, efficient and flexible copy-editing across different mediums and tones
  • Comfortable liaising with different departments across the business
  • Ability to make thoughtful copy cuts
  • A flair for writing
  • A thorough understanding of Adobe programmes (InCopy, InDesign)
  • Familiarity with Condé Nast titles
  • Experience in fact-checking desirable

Hard Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Content Creation and Management
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Advanced language knowledge
  • Advanced writing skills
  • Cutural expertise
  • Proofreading and editing skills

Soft Skills

  • Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Skilled Collaborator
  • Organized
  • Work well under pressure