We are seeking a
skilled and detail-oriented copy editor to join our editorial team. As a copy
editor, you will be responsible for reviewing and revising content for accuracy
and quality. You will work closely with our team to ensure all content adheres
to our organization's guidelines and is published in a timely manner. In
addition to editing for accuracy and quality, you will also be expected to
ensure that the content is engaging and well-structured.
Ø The successful candidate shall
work closely with the Editor-in-Chief and the editorial team to ensure the
content of the stories conforms to the company’s editorial policies.
Ø S/he ensures that the house
style is adhered to by writing, rewriting, editing, and proofreading breaking
news, feature stories, interviews, and commentaries.
Ø The candidates shall
check facts and claims to ensure they are accurate, free from copyright laws
infringement, and not libellous.
Ø The copy editor ensures that stories are the right length
and correctly placed on each page, section of the website, and other digital
platforms such as mobile apps.
Ø S/he composes headlines that capture the essence of the
story, adds, writes, and edits captions for photos, videos, and illustrations.
ü Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines;
excellent knowledge of grammar and punctuation; news savvy; an understanding of
the law relating to publishing and journalism ethics; as well as meticulous
attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communication skills,
familiarity with content management systems (CMS), and prior reporting
experience are a plus.
ü The successful applicant must have a minimum of an
undergraduate degree in English, communications, journalism, creative writing,
or a related field.
ü Two years’ experience in content/copy editing, preferably
for publication as a journalist, in particular as a sub-editor with Strong
writing and editing skills and prior experience working as a digital journalist
are a plus.
ü Willingness to work late nights and irregular hours to meet
ü Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule that may
include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
ü Native English speakers
are encouraged to apply.