Careers at AtlantaBlackStar
Atlantablackstar.com is an immediate opening for an experienced copy editor to join our dynamic team. This is a full time position located in our Atlanta, GA office. We’re open to reviewing applicants who would consider relocating. Salary is competitive.
Atlanta Black Star Copy Editor
We are looking for a talented, experienced copy editor who can handle a fast-paced work environment with a regular flow of stories throughout the day
Copy Editor’s responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Adhering to AP Style Guide, fixing any grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors including names, places and organizations.
Fact check: dates, events, statistics, and more.
Write and edit headlines.
Make sure that the flow and tone of each copy is in adherence with Atlanta Blackstar’s Manifesto (http://atlantablackstar.com/about-us/).
Always seeking ways to make each copy and headline more compelling
Provides clear and concise feedback to writers.
At least a BA in Journalism or related field (i.e. English, communications)
Have a working knowledge of African-American History and World History.
Candidate should be well-versed in the AP stylebook,
Candidate should have a working knowledge of WordPress
At least 3 to 5 years in a newsroom or similar environment
At least 2 years spent on a copy desk or as an editor with line editing responsibilities
Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to provide us with your resume and writing samples where applicable. Check back frequently to see about general openings at AtlantaBlackStar.com.