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.
Aljazeera New York City, NY, 10008
Online Copy Editor The Online Copy Editor is responsible for ensuring that all copy published on the Al Jazeera America web site conforms to the highest editorial standards of the industry. The Online Copy Editor reports directly to the Online Executive Producer-News. PRIMARY TASKS: Edit all copy for grammar and factual correctness to ensure compliance with AP and Al Jazeera house style. Train...
Print Validation Coordinator A-Line Staffing is currently in need of 10 experienced proofreaders / copy editor professionals who are team players and are interested in working with an mail order pharmacy leader in Scottsdale, AZ. This Pharmacy Technician position is current Compensating at $17.00 per hour. For IMMEDIATE consideration: Please Call Dennis Decker - Staffing Manager at 877-782-3334...
The EMMES Corporation, organized in 1977, is a privately owned Contract Research Organization (CRO) located in Rockville, Maryland. EMMES is seeking an entry level, Web Designer/Copy Editor; Responsible for building company internal website using Drupal, ongoing efforts will be supported by internal staff Must be available to come onsite, Monday-Friday (full-time), to our Rockville, MD offi...
ONLINE EDITOR Farm & Ranch Guide, located in Mandan/BIsmarck, ND, is looking for a hands-on, online editor to lead our digital journalism effort. We need someone who is a self-starter and an enthusiastic advocate for everything digital. This is a hands-on position that not only oversees multiple websites, but will regularly produce news and video features on tight deadlines. Candidate needs to h...
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA)is a non-profit organization formally called Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. (AETC). As a broadcast service PBA is comprised of WABE90.1FM, WPBA-TV30 and the digital service Atlanta PlanIt. For more information on the broadcast service, programming and opportunities to become a member, please visit www.wabe.org. Job Title: Web-Copy Edito...
COPY EDITOR - PART TIME The Telegram & Gazette, Central Massachusetts' leading news source, has an opening for a part-time copy editor to edit stories, write creative headlines, design pages and post content online. The ideal applicant is a tech-savvy, energetic self-starter with broad interests and a relentless attention to detail. Candidates must be able to edit quickly and accurately and design...
Auto Club Enterprises Costa Mesa, CA
Website Copy Editor Job Code: 05721 Primary Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA Job Type: Full-time Category: Marketing Job Description: The Road to Success Starts Here! The Automobile Club of Southern California is seeking career-minded individuals for our Website Copy Editor opportunity in Costa Mesa, CA. Auto Club Enterprises, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, is seeking...
Slate Washington, DC, 20319
Slate is seeking a part-time Web producer/copy editor to join either our New York or Washington, D.C., offices. Candidates will be quick-thinking editors familiar with AP style and well-versed in grammar and usage. The job involves copy-editing articles and guiding them through the entire production process, as well as proofing blog posts. Experience at an online publication is preferred but not r...
Balsam Brands Redwood City, CA, 94063
Overview: Balsam Brands is looking for a Senior Copy Editor to join our team of talented, driven individuals in an entrepreneurial environment. The Copy Editor must have a passion for crafting engaging copy with an eye for the customer experience. We’re looking for a great editor, motivated team player, multi-tasker, and last but not least, a creative thinker. This job is an excellent opportunit...
Marketing Experiments Jacksonville, FL, 32277
Copy Editor /Punctual Perfectionist Please send a cover letter and writing samples with resume Are you looking for a place where you can get your hands dirty and figure out what you do best? Then keep reading, we’ve been looking for someone like you. It has been said that writing is never truly finished. . .only published. But, at MECLABS (the parent company of MarketingSherpa and MarketingExpe...
Scripps TV Station Group Naples, FL, 34102
PRINT AND DIGITAL DESIGNER/COPY EDITOR The Naples Daily News, an E.W. Scripps newspaper in Southwest Florida, seeks a creative news designer with a flair for graphics, experience with Illustrator and Photoshop, and a craving to break new ground in online presentation of the news. The Daily News puts a premium on pages that are visually driven. This position offers the opportunity to design 1A as w...
BH Media Roanoke, VA, 24001
The Roanoke Times is looking for a versatile part-time copy editor to join its night editing desk. Our universal desk editors handle copy and design for all sections -- news, sports and features. Strong candidates will be able to communicate effectively and compromise with reporters, line editors and other copy editors to make reader-centered decisions about content and packaging. We're looking f...
AAA of Southern California Costa Mesa, CA, 92626
The Road to Success Starts Here! The Automobile Club of Southern California is seeking career-minded individuals for our Website Copy Editor opportunity in Costa Mesa, CA. Auto Club Enterprises, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, is seeking a Web Copy Editor for its Administrative Offices located in Costa Mesa, California. This position will assist the eBusiness Department i...
IXL Learning San Mateo, CA, 94401
IXL's new language arts component helps students master grammar and vocabulary like never before. Students will see their abilities soar as they interact with engaging texts, correct grammatical errors, and determine the meanings of new words in a variety of contexts. We are looking for a full-time, in-house copy editor to join our content development team. In this role, you will function as our ...
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...
Web Recruiter Upper Darby, PA, 19082
Company located in Upper Darby, PA, seeks a full time Copy Editor for the Newspaper industry. Web Recruiter is searching for a candidate having experience and qualifications similar to the following: Strong writing and organizational skills, Excellent communication skills, Focused and work well under pressure, Select worldwide and national stories to run in next day About Web Recruiter Web Recru...
Web Recruiter Delaware, OH, 43015
The Publishing industry is need of a full time Copy Editor in Delaware, OH. This position offers fantastic benefits and a salary, greater of, $20 per Hour depending on experience or compliance with State and Local minimum wage requirements. With an environment considered and described as: Local and successful, Web Recruiter seeks a candidate with the following experience, capabilities and skills: ...
Web Recruiter Savannah, GA, 31419
Company located in Savannah, GA, seeks a full time Copy Editor for the Media Publishing industry. Web Recruiter is searching for a candidate having experience and qualifications similar to the following: Advanced competency with Adobe Creative Suite and other graphics and web utilities, Expertly skilled in grammar, style and informational editing, Nine years experience with public presentation and...
Web Recruiter Milwaukee, WI, 53214
The Media industry is need of a full time Copy Editor in Milwaukee, WI. This position offers fantastic benefits and a salary, greater of, $18 per Hour depending on experience or compliance with State and Local minimum wage requirements. With an environment considered and described as: Environment where workers are valued for different ideas each one brings to table, Web Recruiter seeks a candidate...
Web Recruiter San Clemente, CA, 92672
The Media Publishing industry is need of a full time Copy Editor in San Clemente, CA. This position offers fantastic benefits and a salary, greater of, $20 per Hour depending on experience or compliance with State and Local minimum wage requirements. With an environment considered and described as: Every employee adding to success of company, Web Recruiter seeks a candidate with the following expe...
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Editorial Career Tools
$29,120.00 - $100,000.00
Typical Salary for Editor
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Selects and prepares material for publication by formulating editorial policies and plans; coordinating and directing editorial activities; managing workers who help in selecting and preparing material for publication.
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Administrative Writing Skills
Attention to Detail
Produces written content by writing or assigning staff members and freelance writers to research and write articles, reports, reviews, and other material.
Decides material to be published by reading, evaluating, and editing proposals drafts.
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