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Freelance Copyeditor (Remote)

Community.co is seeking a freelance copy editor to join our fast-paced team.

In this role, you’ll report to our Director of Content and collaborate with a dynamic team of senior and associate editors who work with our incredible members (some of the world’s smartest professionals, startup founders, C-level executives and business owners) to help them publish thought leadership articles for websites such as Forbes and Inc. Content encompasses a wide array of subject matter including technology, real estate, finance, marketing, leadership and entrepreneurship.

We are looking for someone with an editor’s discernment and an expert-level knowledge of AP style guidelines to copy edit and proofread several dozen pieces of content per week, each ranging in length from ~700-1100 words.

Who we are

Community.co is a provider of community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. Our communities include YEC, a council for the world’s most successful entrepreneurs, and branded councils in partnership with Forbes, and American City Business Journals.

 

Responsibilities

  • Proofread several dozen articles per week (as many as 50-100) on tight deadlines.
    • Each piece of content will have already gone through an initial round of edits, so heavy edits are not necessary at this stage
  • Adhere to The Community Company’s in-house style guide as well as style guideline specifics from our media partners
  • Regularly check in with Director of Content via email/Slack to discuss project needs for the week
  • Communicate any feedback/article notes to associate editors and senior editors via Slack

Preferred skills/experience

  • Expert knowledge of AP Style (all copy must follow AP Stylebook guidelines)
  • Impeccable grammar, spelling and communication skills
  • Ability to proofread content quickly and efficiently, while spot-checking for potential errors in the copy
  • Ability to communicate any editing, style or general article feedback to in-house editorial team
  • Willingness to be trained on content management systems
  • Great time-management skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to ask questions and be receptive to feedback
  • Interest and availability to work on project on an ongoing basis (there’s no shortage of content to edit!)
  • Experience with business/thought leadership content

Additional details

  • This is a remote, project-based freelance position
  • Ongoing freelance project could entail as many as 50-100 articles per week
  • The pay rate is $10 per article edited (as stated above, content will have already gone through a round of editing, so we’re only looking for a thorough proofread at this stage)

To apply

  • Optional: Include a brief writing sample.
  • If your experience matches what we’re looking for, we will send you a copyediting test with a sample article to evaluate whether your skills are a good fit for this position.

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Please note that this job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this role and responsibilities may change at any time.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

At Community.co, we are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to promote inclusiveness in everything we do. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Community.co is also committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see. We will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.