Copy Editor

DDM is searching for a talented, experienced Copy Editor who can handle a fast-paced work environment with a regular flow of stories throughout the day and evening for our digital property AtlantaBlackStar.com.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adhere to AP Style Guide while updating and enforcing house style
• Edit all copy for grammar, spelling, usage, consistency, tone, accuracy, repetition, and style
• Fact check: dates, events, statistics, and more
• Ability to handle a heavy workload, work quickly and accurately
• Communicate regularly with writers in a clear and concise tone via various mediums
• Ensure tone of content is in line with editorial strategy set by Managing Editor
• Write and edit headlines
• Always seeking ways to make each copy and headline more compelling
• Strengthen and develop writers
• Edit copy ranging from 300 words to 2,000+ words in a timely manner
• Provides clear and concise feedback to writers

REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESS:
• 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 5 years copy editing in a newsroom or similar environment
• Ability to approach light-hearted stories and hard-hitting original reporting with the same vigor and accuracy
• Ability to work quickly and under pressure
• Excellent teamwork skills and strong work ethic
• Demonstrated experience in helping writers and editors improve and tighten copy under news deadlines
• Outstanding communication skills
• Must be able to work weekends, including holidays

Competitive salary + benefits

Send all resumes to [email protected]