Copy Editor, Director

The Nation
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Dec 29

Position description

The Nation, a biweekly print magazine and daily website that covers politics, culture, and the arts, is seeking a Copy Director for a full-time position. As a workplace, we pride ourselves on our progressive values and excellent benefits, and we strongly encourage candidates who identify as people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+, and/or gender non-conforming to apply.

The Copy Director is responsible for guaranteeing the accuracy and readability of all Nation content and for creating and maintaining the systems necessary for that, including managing a staff of several employees, as well as freelance proofreaders and copy editors as needed. Applicants must be able to copy-edit with speed and skill in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure, working closely with the editorial and production staff; collaboration skills are prized. Strong applicants will have experience with various content management systems, especially InCopy and WordPress, as well as an interest in contemporary politics, foreign affairs, culture and the arts.

The Copy Director must be able to manage a smooth and efficient copy-flow schedule for both the print magazine and website, solve bottlenecks efficiently, and have excellent communication skills.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in related field such as Journalism, English, New Media, Communications or Advertising School
  • Applicants must have at least five years of copy-editing and proofreading experience
  • At least two years of managerial experience
  • must be able to copy-edit with speed and skill in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure, working closely with the editorial and production staff;
  • Collaboration skills are prized
  • Will have experience with various content management systems, especially InCopy and WordPress, as well as an interest in contemporary politics, foreign affairs, culture and the arts
  • Must be able to manage a smooth and efficient copy-flow schedule for both the print magazine and website, solve bottlenecks efficiently, and have excellent communication skills

Application instructions

Applicants must be based in New York City or be able to commute daily. Salary is commensurate with experience, and the benefits are excellent.

The Nation LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws.

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