Online Copy Editor Jobs
Online Copy Editor Overview
Copy editors are what most people mean when they think of proofreaders. Copy editors check over the written word (“copy”) and ensure there are no spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, awkward phrasing, or more. More often than not, online copy editors are responsible for keeping an eye on the copy of companies that produce a lot of web content although quite a few online copy editors are self-employed and work on a freelance basis.
Online Copy Editor Education Requirements
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree journalism, professional writing, or creative writing is required. Copy editors must have an eye for detail and be able to look over lines and lines of text to spot the small mistakes inside. Communication skills are essential for conveying the proper corrections to customers and clients, as well as to coworkers. Reading comprehension is also important as copy editors must be able to understand the sentence they read in the larger context of the overall work.
Online Copy Editor Job Market
The job market for online copy editors is expected to decline by 2 percent by 2022, but there are still estimated to be somewhere around 2,800 job openings due to replacements and similar circumstances. Copy editors are often employed in publishing houses and at newspapers, but a large number work freelance. Because of this, the market is still viable despite the corporate sector closing a number of positions.
Online Copy Editor Salary
Copy editors can make a varied wage that is highly dependent on where they are employed. For instance, a copy editor for a small company might make just $13 an hour while a copy editor working for a large newspaper might make as much as $93,000 per year. Freelance copy editors charge their own rates, which vary as much as the corporate sector does; however, the very best copy editors make a significant amount of money.
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Kelly Services Baltimore, MD
Start a new search >> Save it Upload Resume Assistant Editor/Copy Editor Editorial Assistant/Associate Editor: Assist editorial team with research and content needs of new financial news web site. Work on charts, graphics, research projects, and supportive content for our popular topics. Write/edit financial news stories. Help create content that can be turned into videos for company websi...
COPY EDITOR The Sports Copy Editor I prepares stories for final publication in any of the newspapers served by the Shared Services Desk. This includes editing and proofing text and writing lively display type that summarizes stories with energy, including headlines, captions and various other texts. It also includes choosing stories from the sports wires, and editing them or compiling roundups as ...
TechTarget Editorial seeks a copy editor/SEO specialist for its Central Production Team. The copy editor's role is to proofread tech-focused editorial content for errors while making sure the content follows AP and TechTarget style. In addition, the copy editor collaborates with site editors to optimize content for SEO, including keyword review and linking. Copy editors also review the components ...
Integrated Communications We’re millions of members strong–with more joining us every day– the largest and “most powerful grassroots organization” around, according to Fortune magazine. In fact, our commitment and collective strength enables us to serve and support a broad and diverse membership as well as embrace our own workplace diversity. Here’s your chance to take action in Washington, DC an...
Project AJ+ San Francisco, CA, 94118
Responsibilities: Create descriptions of content that is posted online on social networks. Proofread and edit scripts on text that will appear onscreen for online videos by reviewing copy to detect errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax, and verifying facts and data. Rewrite or modify copy to clarify meaning and to conform to corporate brand style guidelines and editorial policy. Review...
Star Tribune Media Company Minneapolis, MN, 55415
The Star Tribune is seeking a news slot to maintain the highest quality control while acting as the last line of defense on style, grammar and production issues on the multiplatform editing desk. The slot will be responsible for stories that appear in the A and B sections and ensuring that headlines – in print and digitally – and other display type are compelling, smart and engaging. In addition t...
Pier 1 Imports Fort Worth, TX, 76101
Pier 1 Imports is now looking for a Copy Editor to join our growing and fast-paced Marketing team! In this role, you will be responsible for the consistency of the brand voice and content accuracy across all marketing channels and materials, as well as checking for potential legal and copyright issues. This position involves proofreading (including French versions) and editing all assigned marketi...
Havas Health New York, NY, 10007
Copy Editor Edits copy for pharmaceutical advertising, ensuring that all copy is factual, concise, grammatically correct, free of typos, and in agreement with client, agency, and AMA style guides. What we expect from you Ensures that all spelling and grammar are correct Reviews copy for comprehension, flow, and style Checks style against client/house/AMA guidelines Ensures that all boilerplate ...
Get editing New York, NY
Copy Editor BuzzFeed's copy desk is seeking a full-time copy editor to join our team in either our Los Angeles or New York City office. We're looking for someone who has a comprehensive knowledge of and passion for grammar, spelling, punctuation, syntax, and all-around proper use of the English language. (Familiarity with British English a plus.) The responsibilities for this job include copyedit...
Honesty For Breakfast New York, NY
Description We are hiring interns to start as soon as possible. This is an opportunity to be part of a young, rapidly growing new start up. Honesty For Breakfast is the new destination for Gen Y women. We are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic people with a go-getter attitude. HFB covers Career, Life, Sex/Dating, Entertainment, Beauty & Fashion and other important issues. The main task of th...
Aerotek Oshkosh, WI
Start a new search >> Save it Upload Resume See all jobs at this company Printer-Friendly Version Save this job Email this job Copy Editor The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. If you w...
Robert Half Warren, OH
Description A company in Warren is looking for a Report Writer to join their team! In this role, the candidate will have to work with different levels of managers in order to obtain information and then compile that information into reports. The ideal candidate will have a high proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and be able to create a PDF files in Adobe Acrobat. Al...
BuzzFeed New York, NY, 10007
BuzzFeed is seeking an experienced Copy Editor to fact check and review sponsored posts for grammar, brand tone, and consistency of diction and syntax. The position requires an eagle-eyed individual with a background in writing and/or editing who possesses a solid grasp of the English language. The ideal candidate has experience overseeing a variety of content and working with multiple writing st...
Houzz Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Houzz, the web's leading home design site, is looking for an experienced copy editor to join our editorial team. Top candidates will have 5 years of experience copy editing home and lifestyle content for a consumer publication or website. They will have top-notch headline writing and editing skills, a great sense of humor, an appreciation of writers and their copy, and an instinct for reader servi...
NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group,...
ONLINE EDITOR Love social media? Lee Agri-Media, located in Mandan, ND, is looking for an online editor to lead our digital journalism effort. This is a hands-on position that not only oversees news content for multiple websites, but will regularly post to Facebook, Twitter and more on behalf of the various publications. Candidate needs to have strong news judgment, copy editing skills, training...
Job Description – Online Interactive Design Developer Title/Position Social Media Location New York, NY Department Online Employment Type Full Time Min. Experience Experienced Summary: The Online Features Editor is responsible for managing the features section of the website. This includes developing and maintaining relationships with new and existing contributors. The candidate will b...
Job Description – Online News Editor Title/Position Digital Location New York, NY Department Online Employment Type Full Time Min. Experience Experienced Summary: The Online News Editor leads news shifts on the online news desk, assigns and oversees the writing and editing of our daily story output. The News Editor is responsible for ensuring that the copy on the site conforms to Al Ja...
Bonnier Corporation Orlando, FL, 32801
Assistant Online Editor Field & Stream and Outdoor Life are looking for an organized and ambitious assistant online editor to edit web copy, write web headlines, and engage fans and followers on social media. This is an excellent opportunity to join an award-winning team of editors, designers, and developers looking to take magazine websites to the next level. Responsibilities include: Write we...
NBC Universal New York, NY, 10112
E! Online is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player to join the E! Online team in New York. The News Writer/Editor will discover, write and post stories that are driving the pop culture and social conversations, pitch ideas for news stories, galleries and features, and stay updated on everything not just celebrity, but pop culture. He/she should have extensive knowledge of and a...
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Attention to Detail
Accomplishes human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
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