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Copy Editor

Company: American Association for the Advancement of Scienc
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

We have an excellent opportunity for a regular part-time (RPT) Copy Editor to join the Science News Department.
Reporting to our Copy Chief for News, the RPT copy editor should be able to edit articles quickly without sacrificing quality and work in our content management system to produce online stories. They should be familiar with AP Style and able to pick up Science style. The ideal candidate will be comfortable multitasking and line editing/reviewing stories multiple times.
This is a regular part-time position with a minimum of 20 hours per week, with the greatest need on Mondays and Tuesdays and occasional extra hours for vacation coverage. Open to remote workers, but a candidate in the DC area should commit to coming into the office 1-2 days a week.
Are you ready to be a Force for Science?
What You'll Do

  • Copyedit, fact check, and produce online News articles
  • Copyedit, fact check, and line edit Feature, News in Depth, and News in Brief print sections
  • Copyedit, fact check, and produce online Careers articles
  • Copy edit and help produce the Working Life print column
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree or relevant experience
    • 1-2 years of copy editing or line editing experience
    • Experience with online publishing; science editing is a plus
    • Strong grasp of AP style
    • High attention to detail
    • Experience working on a daily product
    • Experience with sensitivity reading/inclusive editing is a plus
      Application Process
      Submit a resume and cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by April 30, 2023. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. A recruiter will contact you with next steps if you are selected for an interview.
      DC Metro Area is preferred but open to remote workers in select states. If you are not located in or able to work from a state where AAAS has a business presence, you may not be eligible for this position. Please contact our Talent Team atjobs@aaas.orgwith any questions regarding your eligibility.
      The anticipated initial rate of compensation for this position is between $20,000 and $30,000 per year. AAAS currently provides the following benefits for this position: paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid holidays, health insurance, flexible spending account, dental insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, retirement benefits, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance, each subject to the terms of the applicable program. Additional benefits may apply.
      Any actual offer of employment, reflecting the total compensation package and benefits, will be made in the sole discretion of AAAS and will be based on a variety of factors, including years of experience, depth of experience, and other relevant factors. AAAS reserves the right to amend or modify its employment benefits and compensation structure at any time.
      AAAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category. AAAS uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

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