Associate Copyeditor

$60.00 hourly
  • Annual Reviews
  • Remote
  • Jan 06, 2020
Temporary   Writing / Editing

Job Description

Knowable Magazine, an award-winning online publication dedicated to exploring science research through a journalistic lens, is seeking temporary Associate Copyeditors. The temporary, part-time job will be a California-based remote position.

 

Working in close collaboration with our Knowable Magazine editors, the Associate Copyeditor will review stories, captions, original graphics, newsletter and other content for accuracy, clarity, grammar, syntax, spelling, punctuation, formatting, SEO and adherence to Chicago and Knowable style. Other duties will include:

 

  • Help write or edit engaging, conversational headlines and subheads that follow Knowable style and SEO best practices
  • Proofread email newsletters and other communications
  • Help to create and maintain the Knowable Editorial Style Guide

 

Qualified candidates will have:

 

  • A graduate degree in science or science communication + at least 3 years of science journalism experience or a BA/BS in science or journalism + 5 years journalism experience covering science or biomedicine and writing on deadline.
  • 5 to 10+ years of copyediting experience for a journalistic publication or site
  • Exceptional attention to detail, grammar and logical story construction
  • A solid grasp of Chicago style and familiarity with AP and scientific style
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical information.
  • Advanced MS Word skills
  • Excellent verbal, written & interpersonal communication skills
  • A strong work ethic, professional demeanor and tact
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze situations effectively, prioritize tasks, work independently, and self-manage
  • Interest in science and technology
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, ability to adjust focus and color vision in order to perform fact checking to ensure that the colors on graphs, maps and photos match legends or captions.

 

Knowable is an editorially independent online magazine dedicated to revealing what’s known and what’s still not known across the array of fields explored in the Annual Reviews scientific journals.

 

Annual Reviews (AR) is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to synthesizing and integrating knowledge for the progress of science and the benefit of society. Our top-ranked journals and highly cited reviews—written by some of the world’s foremost experts in their fields—promote innovation among researchers and advance scientific awareness among journalists, policy makers, business professionals, and others with an interest in the societal impact of research.

 

If you possess the above requirements, please submit your resume by applying online at:

https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ANNUALREVIEWS&cws=1&rid=108

 

Annual Reviews is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

 

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact the Director of Human Resources by email at arhumanresources@annualreviews.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

 

For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please click on each of the following via our career website: (1) EEO is the Law poster, (2) pay transparency nondiscrimination statement, and (3) AR EEO/AA Statement.

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