Freelance Copy Editor


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Company Name Enstars.com
Location NY, United States
Date Posted August 13, 2014
Category Editor
Job Type Hourly Rate

Description

Description:


Enstars.com, the leading online destination for entertainment news and pop culture, is looking for a copy editor. The copy editor we seek has a passion for writing, a sharp eye for detail, a keen knowledge of all things celebrity and the ability to work well under pressure. If you can ensure that articles are error free, easy to read and conform to the house style, then we are looking for you.


JOB DESCRIPTION


—Review writers' final drafts to ensure they're free of errors.


—Make sure the writing is easy to read and fits the publication's editorial style.


—Lead the editing process by fixing any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors.



DUTIES


—Double check that names, places and organizations are spelled properly and that facts, dates and statistics are accurate. This may involve contacting writers', sources or conducting online research.


—Confirm headlines and subheads for articles are SEO friendly; make sure images, tags and keywords are accounted for.


—Maintain and update our style guide.


—Work closely with writers, suggesting changes to enhance articles' readability, conciseness and style.


—Help writers research topics and locate/contact sources throughout the development of articles.



QUALIFICATIONS


—2 to 4 years of copyediting experience


—Superior copyediting and proofreading skills and meticulous attention to detail


—Expert understanding of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, while able to respect author/editor style


—Intimate knowledge of industry guides and resources, including AP, The Chicago Manual of Style, Words Into Type, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary


—Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining high standards and juggling multiple projects


—Excellent computer skills including CMS


—Experience electronically editing a plus


—Knowledge of celebrity is a strong plus 



To Apply email your resume.


Include:


- Cover Letter


- Writing Samples


- Available Start Date



WHO WE ARE:


Claire Entertainment Inc. is a growing online news content network that delivers entertainment news to an audience of more than 5 million people in the United States every month. Through its diverse brands, CE dives deep into the breadth and range of modern day culture providing readers with relevant content around the latest entertainment news as well as aggregates the hottest, trending and breaking entertainment stories from around the world. CE aims to take entertainment news to new levels of enjoyment, importance and interactivity across it's multiple platforms on Web sites, mobile sites, mobile apps and online video.