Copy Editor III, Rare

Location Washington, District of Columbia Job Number 178812 Brand Fans 1st Media

Description

At Fans First media we’re looking for a full-time Washington, DC Copy Editor to join the dynamic editorial team at Rare. Do you proofread your texts? Are you willing to ardently defend the merits of the Oxford comma? If so, we need someone like you.

This editor should excel in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment and demonstrate mastery of the English language. The Rare Copy Editor will be responsible for reviewing posts for various sections of the website and should be just as comfortable editing humor pieces as breaking news. The editor will work closely with full-time and freelance writers to ensure all copy published to Rare is factually accurate, grammatically correct, and in keeping with our specific style guide. Flexibility is key, as this role may require weekend work.

Responsibilities
• Edit news coverage, long-form pieces, and short video-based stories quickly
• Add media (videos, photos, Tweets, Vines, GIFs) to posts to enhance stories
• Stay up to date on trending stories in the U.S. and abroad
• Write stories as needed for the Rare site
• Enforce the Rare style guide and provide feedback
• Collaborate with other teams as needed

Qualifications

Requirements
• Minimum one year experience editing news and/or viral content; combined experience of one year is acceptable
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, or related field
• Passion for, and knowledge of, the growing social media landscape
• Tenacious attention to detail with an eye toward clean copy
• Excellent organizational skills and focus
• Strong ability to work independently
• Knowledge of WordPress and PhotoShop preferred
• Familiarity with AP style preferred



Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that also includes the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps - the country’s biggest television rep firm - Gamut, and Videa. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations; more than 60 radio stations; six daily newspapers, more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, and All22. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and nearly 15 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer; Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.



Organization: Cox Media Group

Primary Location: US-DC-Washington-1050 17th St NW

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing