BuzzFeed's content department is looking for a freelance, in-house Copy Editor to work with our editorial team in our New York City office. We're looking for a self-professed "word nerd" with a comprehensive knowledge of, and passion for, grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and all-around proper use of the English language. The copy editor will manage copyediting editorial and branded content in all forms, including posts and video.
You have solid copyediting and intrapersonal skills, experience with light fact-checking and know how to edit for accuracy and consistency without losing tone or voice. Are you incensed by the misuse of homophones? Can you spot a typo with your eyes half-closed? Are you simply going to lose it the next time someone uses a hyphen instead of an em dash? (You get the picture.)
You may be asked to complete a copy test before being interviewed. We're looking to hire someone on a 10-week, fixed-term basis who can start as soon as possible.
Copyedit BuzzFeed posts and videos for spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and consistency
Assist with light fact-checking
Partner with writers, account managers, and sellers
Show awareness of brand tone, flagging any copy for sensitivity issues or misalignment with client demographics
At least two years' experience copyediting in an editorial role at a website or magazine
Familiarity with AP and Chicago style guides
Deadline-oriented with solid collaboration skills
Ability to quickly adapt to new writing styles and formats
Familiarity with British English a plus
Comfort with the fast pace of internet publishing
A positive, curious, playful disposition
Interested? Apply online and include:
A cover letter that explains why you'd be perfect for the job
Life at BuzzFeed
At BuzzFeed, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, BuzzFeed celebrates inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. As a BuzzFeed employee, you can expect:
A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
No shortage of snacks, catered lunches, beverages, birthday treats... even leftovers from the Tasty kitchens in LA and NYC!
BuzzFeed is the leading independent digital media and tech company, delivering news and entertainment content to a global audience. We value experimentation, teamwork, inclusion, humble confidence. At BuzzFeed, you'll work collaboratively with inspiring colleagues to create technology and content that helps connect people all over the world.
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