Copy Editor

Joined: Sep 02, 2016
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Have you ever wanted to be a part of one of the coolest brands in the city? Now is your chance! The Beijinger is now accepting applications for a Copy Editor.

The Copy Editor is responsible for the copy-editing, proofreading and corrections processes of the Beijinger’s products. He/She brings a methodical, systems-based approach to ensuring that any written matter published by the brand is clear, correct, concise, complete, and consistent. The Copy Editor serves as a proxy reader – advocating for text that is legible and enticing on the page.

The Copy Editor is also responsible for instilling standards of journalistic professionalism in staff editors by providing critique during planning and editing, and leading educational seminars and on-boarding training for incoming editors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Copy-edits all first drafts (pre-layout) and blogs with the goal of minimizing errors in published work, increasing readability, and catching plagiarism.
- Reviews all of the magazine in B&W phase with the goal of eliminating headline/caption/cover errors.
- Attends pitch and planning meetings for the Beijinger to provide feedback about how to frame story pitches and headlines that will appeal to and serve the reader.
- Maintains and updates the company editorial style guide; drafts other SOPs for processes pertaining to the Beijinger as well as the entire Editorial Department. Formats and polishes SOPs of other departments for clarity and consistency.
- Coordinates with Managing Editor to identify the training needs of staff editors and interns; develops editorial workshops and/or personalized tutorials to orient newcomers and keep current staffers aligned with company editorial standards.
- Represent the Beijinger and True Run Media on social functions as directed by the Managing Editor

REQUIREMENTS:
- Bachelor's degree (major in journalism, English or related fields preferred)
- Native or fluent English communication skills (reading, writing, speaking)
- At least 2 years of solid editing and/or copy-editing experience
- Creative, detail-oriented, deadline-driven
- Meticulous proofreading skills
- Expert eye for English grammar, punctuation and spelling
- Chinese communication skills a big plus
- Previous experience with marketing and/or social media management a big plus

Interested applicants, please send your updated resume and at least 3 writing samples to: employment@thebeijinger.com. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Thank you.

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