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Part-Time Newsroom Copy Editor

Independent Journal Review (IJR) is one of the largest news publishers in the world.  IJR is a news site dedicated to providing objective, fair, and deeply creative, shareable news. We are a Top 50 website in the US, averaging more than 30 million unique visitors a month. Traditionally, news and politics have been presented in a way that doesn’t lend itself to social sharing. We want to change that. By connecting deeply with our audience and building trust, we strive to foster a more informed and diverse community of opinion, using social connections to spread fair reporting delivered in a socially native fashion.

 

We're looking for two part-time, creative, passionate and experienced copy editors who can help ensure our articles are of the highest quality. Our ideal candidate enjoys close collaboration with writers. He or she is able to succeed in a fast-paced environment and feels confident taking initiative. The ability to focus under pressure and multitask is essential. 

 

This job would ideally be based out of our Washington, D.C.-area office. This role will be part-time, temporary (90-days) employment. We're looking for one copy editor to work 25 hours/week and another to work 30 hours/week. 

 

Here is what you’ll be responsible for in this position:

  • Provide accurate copy editing coverage for editorial team, adhering to company style, format, and procedures.
  • Work quickly in a collaborative fashion with editors and/or other team members.
  • Pitch ideas for articles on a daily basis.
  • Provide writers and editors with direct feedback on headline, excerpt, sourcing, and image errors, as well as any repetitive mistakes.

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-2 years professional copy editing experience with published samples.
  • The ability to understand others’ perspectives in order to present information objectively and fairly.
  • A comprehensive understanding of all major social media platforms.
  • A comprehensive understanding of current events and American news and politics.
  • Proven ability to proactively problem solve.
  • Proven ability to work quickly.
  • A love for viral news and people in general.
  • Ability and willingness to work out of our headquarters in Alexandria, VA is highly desired.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Fast-paced environment with no bureaucracy
  • Catered lunch every Friday
  • A great team of talented writers and editors!


 

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