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.

551 Online Copy Editor jobs found on Monster.

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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...
The Montana Standard, a daily newspaper in Butte, is seeking an experienced copy editor. Our copy desk works closely with newsroom managers to produce clean, bright content for our print and digital products. Copy editors also make editorial decisions about story placement, art and design and direct the pagination team on presentation. This position requires very little pagination work – the ...
The New York Daily News digital team is seeking copy editor/web producer. You must: -be able to produce/package/publish online stories. -be speedy, meticulous editors who can line edit stories, write headlines and create photo captions. -be fluent in AP style.-be SEO- and social media-savvy. Previous experience in a fast-paced, national news environment is preferred. We are offering a compet...
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...
CONTENT PRODUCERS/COPY EDITOR The Dover Post/Kent County SUNDAY is looking for a skilled content producer/copy editor person who will work closely with our two news editors to assist with copy editing print and online content, taking the lead in posting online content including Kent.County SUNDAY content and other special content online and helping edit content for special sections. Must have two...
TechTarget Editorial seeks a Production Editor for its Central Production Team. The Production Editor's role is to proofread tech-focused editorial content for errors while making sure the content follows AP and TechTarget style, often under tight deadlines. The Production Editor also posts articles online using a content management system, communicating with editors using a help desk system. The ...
Copy Editor/Proofreader Medical education consulting company seeks a freelance Medical Copy Editor/Proofreader to work on-site in our Belmont, MA office This is a part-time/temporary position without benefits. Responsibilities include: Light copyediting and proofreading of print and online materials to achieve consistency and high quality Ability to work in various databases Ability to work...
Are you a news page designer who loves creating pages and writing headlines that resonate with readers? Do you strive for error-free pages? Do you thrive on deadline? Would you enjoy working with other visual journalists in Austin? If so, you’re the person we’re looking for to join GateHouse Media’s growing Center for News & Design. The center buzzes with energy as designers create compelling pag...
We are seeking an Online Content Editor to join our lively and fast-paced team. Ideal candidate must be a self-starter and comfortable in a dynamic, multi-tasking environment, writing news posts and featured articles (with an eye for SEO-friendly headlines, decks and body copy) for hospitality based websites. This individual will be responsible for writing original stories as well as hospitality ...
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking an experienced professional to serve as a Copy Editor. The Copy Editor will edit text and proof internal and external publications of Habitat for Humanity International, both in print and online. PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: ** Work with writers, editors and designers to ensure printed and online materials are accurate and engaging,...
The Montana Standard, a daily newspaper in Butte, is seeking an experienced copy editor. Our copy desk works closely with newsroom managers to produce clean, bright content for our print and digital products. Copy editors also make editorial decisions about story placement, art and design and direct the pagination team on presentation. This position requires very little pagination work – the prim...
The Lawrence Journal-World is hiring a copy editor to work with an award-winning team of editors, designers, photographers and reporters on the night copy desk. We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more! Background check and pre-employment drug screen required. To apply sumit a...
State of Georgia Atlanta, GA, 30301
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Bachelor s degree in Journalism, Communications, or similar field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience. Experience in developing stories for digital distribution through the web, social media, mobile, and other digital channels. Strong content judgment, editorial, and writing skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skil...
GateHouse Media Delaware Dover, DE
compiling, writing and editing content for for print and online including briefs, listings, deeds and permits, and wire content. copy editing stories, as assigned proofing print pages posting assigned content (such as K.C. Sunday and special projects) online and promoting such content in social media gathering and copy editing content for special sections as assigned. other duties as assigned...
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...
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...
From the makers of Plato© and Study Island©, Edmentum™ combines the same great people and products you know and trust from PLATO Learning, Archipelago Learning and Educational Options, working together to redefine the 21st century classroom. Our proven solutions empower educators to make learning more impactful and to improve student achievement. Designed by educators, for educators, our products ...
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...
Job detail: Consultant Copy Editor (HDRO) This vacancy is advertised by UNDP Duty Station: Home-based Level: International Consul Contract type: - (More info about Levels and Contracts) Closing date: 1970-01-01 Do not contact the UN Job List with questions regarding specific vacancies. Thanks Apply to this job on the UNDP site now! Statistics for this job The vacancy is online since: 2014-...
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...

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