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Copy Editor at Byrdie

Contract Copy Editor, Byrdie

  • Contract / Freelance United States

About Your Role:

As a contract copy editor for Byrdie, you will review the work of freelance editors, ensuring all articles meet quality standards, and follow project instructions and brand guidelines. You will also offer new and veteran editors feedback and revisions to improve the overall editing process. This is a remote position, but applicants must live within the United States and be able to commit at least 20 hours per week. The successful candidate must provide clips that demonstrate their expertise with relevant subject matter. The rate for this role would be commensurate on experience.

About Your Contributions:

  • You will review and edit updated articles, ensuring that the editor’s updated work follows the specific project instructions and Byrdie and Dotdash guidelines, is free of all grammatical errors, and puts the reader first—all while meeting Dotdash’s standard for quality content.
  • You will coach newly hired editors throughout their first few projects, providing them feedback on each article they update and notes for revisions, when necessary.
  • You will spot check veteran editors’ work to ensure they still meet Byrdie standards and provide them with feedback.

About you

  • You have a strong background in beauty, wellness, and style editorial, with current industry knowledge.
  • You have two to three years experience copy editing at a magazine or digital publication.
  • You’re able to easily adopt an established brand voice, and you adhere to strict brand and style guidelines like a pro.
  • You’re a great editor, detail-oriented, a grammar wiz, and consider yourself “nit-picky” at times. You know the difference between an en-dash and an em-dash.
  • You’re an excellent communicator, and comfortable giving feedback, whether positive or negative, to a team member.
  • You consider yourself a visual person.
  • You’re comfortable working in a content management system and can work quickly, independently, and accurately.
  • You are comfortable working remotely.

About Us:

Dotdash’s vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday’s 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, and TreeHugger.

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