Copy Editor/Fact Checker at Topix Media Lab

Topix Media Lab, a small custom publishing house, is seeking a junior copy editor to proofread and fact check editorial content for special issue bookazines and books for clients such as Newsweek, Disney, DreamWorks, John Wayne Enterprises, Nickelodeon and others. This is an entry-level position, so the ideal candidate is fresh out of college and/or a few years into his/her career, and has a desire to be a key player in a growing company. In other words, you know you’re great, you just haven’t had a chance to fully prove yourself in a professional environment.

The copy editor will work closely with the managing editor to assist in all aspects of magazine production, including:

  • Copy edit and proofread pages for grammar, style and tone
  • Edit using branded style guides, as well as our own house style
  • Fact check content to ensure accuracy
  • Prep files for clients and the printer
  • Assist as needed with asset management

Requirements

  • Intimate knowledge of both AP and Chicago styles
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Keen eye for grammar and punctuation
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills
  • Research chops beyond checking the first page of Google Search results

Bonus

  • Familiarity with InDesign
  • A creative sensibility
  • The ability to repeatedly point out people’s mistakes without seeming like a know-it-all
  • A sense of humor

A resume and cover letter will be needed, sent to Courtney Kerrigan, at [email protected].

Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Location: 
New York, NY