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Atlantablackstar.com is an immediate opening for an experienced copy editor to join our dynamic team.

Atlanta Blackstar 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.

Requirements:

At least a BA in Journalism or related field (i.e., Public relations, 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

Experience:

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 tracy@atlantablackstar.com to provide us with your resume and writing samples where applicable. Check back frequently to see about general openings at AtlantaBlackStar.com.