Copy Editor (project-based)

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  • Location New York

Posted on May 11, 2020

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Project Desciption

The Role

We seek a self-professed “word nerd” with a comprehensive knowledge of, and passion for, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and all-around proper use of the English language. Reporting to the head of Copy & Research, you will manage copyediting content in all forms, including posts, video, and social copy.

You have solid copyediting, fact-checking, and you know how to edit for accuracy and consistency without losing tone or voice. Are you incensed by the misuse of homophones? Can you spot a typo with your eyes half-closed? Are you simply going to lose it the next time someone uses a hyphen instead of an em dash? (You get the picture.)

You may be asked to complete a copy test before being interviewed.

You Will 

  • Copyedit BuzzFeed posts and videos for spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and consistency
  • Help with occasional fact-checking
  • Work with writers, editors, and account managers
  • Show awareness of brand tone, flagging any copy for sensitivity issues or misalignment with client demographics

You Have

  • At least 2–3 years’ experience copyediting for a website or magazine
  • Familiarity with the AP style guide (bonus points for familiarity with the BuzzFeed Style Guide!)
  • Solid collaboration skills
  • The ability to work at a fast pace
  • The ability to adapt to new writing styles and formats
  • Familiarity with British English (a plus!)
  • A positive, curious, playful disposition

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