Copy Editor

  • 400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046, USA
  • Full-time
  • Screening Questions: Copy Editor

Company Description

Founded in 1970, we are the premier global publisher and the essential source of news and analysis for over 150,000 tax professionals, with correspondents in more than 125 countries, and a staff of almost 200.

Tax Analysts offers a casual work environment -- pet friendly and relaxed dress code -- where talented individuals come together to produce great work. Our staff enjoys free covered parking, an exercise room with showers, and a working environment that embraces team collaboration and innovation. Here you will have the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career and still have time for what's important to you personally, such as family, travel, education, or giving back to the community.

We are committed to providing a workplace that offers family-friendly policies and a flexible atmosphere that caters to the needs of working professionals. We strive to offer a realistic work/life balance, competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package.

Hours for this position are 11-7pm or 12-8pm. Mon-Fri.

Job Description

SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for reviewing print and electronic copy for grammar, punctuation, clarity, style, and flow. Also ensures accuracy, completeness, and adherence to established formats. Works under general supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet editorial department objectives.

  1. Reads and copy edits news stories, special reports, commentary, and analysis daily to meet deadlines. Checks for grammar, punctuation, clarity, style, and flow.
  2. Ensures accuracy, completeness, and adherence to established formats. Follows company style manual.
  3. Directs style or content questions and issues to editors or supervisor as needed.
  4. Provides guidance to writers, editors, etc. regarding style questions.
  5. Monitor document status in Content Management System.
  6. May work late hours if necessary.
  7. Adheres to established deadlines.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  1. Must have an excellent understanding of style and grammar, with precise attention to detail
  2. Must possess strong writing skills
  3. Excellent communication skills
  4. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks while adhering to deadlines
  5. Motivated and well-organized
  6. Computer proficiency in Windows, Office, electronic databases, and web searching preferred
  7. Works well in a team environment
  8. Ability to meet strict daily and weekly deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities
  9. Ability to work long hours on deadline
  10. Demonstrated dependability through punctual attendance

Qualifications

BA in English, journalism, or related field that requires strong writing skills, or equivalent in experience

3 to 8 years of editing experience required

Additional Information

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.