We’re looking to bring on a part-time copy editor to provide support for Wall Street Journal Custom Content’s editorial team. The role would be 25-30 hours/week, with a flexible remote work arrangement. The copy editor will primarily proofread and QA branded content (both custom and client-supplied). The ideal candidate would be highly proficient at copy editing and proofreading, with excellent writing skills (short-form, long-form and headline writing) plus detail orientation for quality assurance.
Wall Street Journal Custom Content is part of The Wall Street Journal | Barron’s Group advertising department and executes bespoke content and video programs for the digital and print editions of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and MarketWatch. The group is made up of editors, designers, video producers, developers and account managers who work together to create award-winning campaigns for our clients.
--Copy editing of all content
--Quality assurance across digital, print and video deliverables
--Edit and proofread internal marketing requests (e.g., newsletters, invitations, ads, etc.)
--Verify sources and perform independent research for fact-checking, as applicable
--Work with account managers, writers and editors to assure that content meets quality standards and is delivered on time
--Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or related field
--Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an editorial or publishing environment
--Superior proofreading skills and impeccable attention to detail
--Knowledge of AP Style
--Excellent writing and editing skills
--Flexibility to adapt voice and tone based on WSJCC style as well as client needs
--Ability to juggle multiple projects
--Experience working under deadlines
--Strong organizational skills
--Knowledge of digital tools and content management systems, including Wordpress and Ceros, is helpful but not required
--Familiarity with technology, finance or business journalism is helpful but not required
--Other topics covered in our content include healthcare, logistics, luxury consumer, real estate, B2B, B2C, etc.
--Outstanding computer skills a must (including Google Suite and MS Office)
--Familiarity with project management platforms (including Basecamp and Asana) a plus
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Business Area: MEDIA SALES
Job Category: News/Editorial Group
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Req ID: 34820