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Senior Copy Editor

Do you know when to use “who” vs. “whom” as well as you do “reboot” and “sequel”? Can you spot a dangling modifier as well as you can the misspelling of a foreign film director’s last name? Do you take pleasure in correcting typos and inconsistencies in copy? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment?

The Hollywood Reporter is currently seeking a sharp, eagle-eyed copy editor to join its copy desk.

Job responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Copyedit and proofread all editorial content for weekly magazine, with some fact-checking as needed
• Work with editors and reporters to resolve queries 
• Compile and make changes to articles in Adobe InCopy
• Assist copy desk in trafficking and processing articles to meet print deadlines
• Write headlines, deks, captions as needed to expedite copy flow
• Manage copy desk when Copy Chief and/or Deputy Copy Chief are out of the office
• Copyedit online content when time allows

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years copyediting experience at a magazine or newspaper; entertainment/weekly a plus
  • Command of AP style, knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign/InCopy
  • Ability to work quickly and well under pressure while juggling multiple assignments
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of entertainment industry, Los Angeles and pop culture a plus
  • Ability to write compelling headlines, deks and other display copy a plus
  • Experience with online CMS such as Drupal, WordPress

Candidates selected for consideration will be asked to take a timed editing test.

The above are minimum requirements. We welcome resumes from more experienced candidates. 
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Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted. No phone calls, no agencies please. 

Prometheus Global Media/The Hollywood Reporter is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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