RichmondBizSense.com – Richmond, Virginia’s homepage for daily business news – is searching for a sharp-eyed copy editor to join our thriving online newsroom in downtown Richmond. You’ll be joining an exciting new media company with a 12-year track record, passionate editors and competitive reporters.
Our copy editors are expected to help produce accurate and tightly written business news in Richmond, for our sister site in Denver, Colorado, and in a new market in Virginia that we’ll launch later this year.
Because we’re web-only, this position offers the flexibility to be based either in Denver or Richmond.
Required skills & experience
- A competitive drive (we thrive on outworking the local newspaper)
- A love of writing snappy headlines and teaser text
- Ability to multitask and manage in a fast-paced operation
- Curiosity to think like a reader and what makes them click
- At least 2 years of fulltime copy editing work (collegiate experience may be considered for exceptional candidates)
The copy editor handles eight to 10 stories each day from our two newsrooms for accuracy, AP style and flow. You’ll be the last line of defense for double checking names and places and smoothing out any rough grammar. Do you hate seeing typos and unnecessary run-on sentences? So do we, and we’d love your help in sniffing them out.
A key to this position is a knack of writing lively headlines and teaser text that draw readers in from our morning email blasts, which have 40,000 subscribers and counting.
Hours for this position offer flexibility, but will generally be traditional copy editor hours involving an afternoon and early evening schedule Monday through Friday.
We founded our first newsroom in Richmond in 2008 and it has been growing in both readership and profitability ever since. We have replicated our innovative model with our Denver site, BusinessDen.com, which is now 5 years old. And we’re adding a third site this year.
Based on experience. Our pay, benefit and vacation package is unmatched in local journalism.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and examples of your work to email@example.com. If you are called for an initial interview, you will be asked to complete a copy editing test.