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7 Feb 2023

Full-Time News Copy Editor

Newsela – Posted by rj-ninja United States

Job Description

News Copy Editor, Contributor

Location: Remote

The role:

Our Copy Editors & Proofreaders bring a wide variety of experience to the table, but they are all united by their passion for improving the lives of teachers and students and their commitment to developing engaging, student-centered, and culturally responsive resources. To achieve this, Copy Editors & Proofreaders are responsible for:

  • Proofing and editing Newsela content, including production of daily news articles and evergreen content library
  • Ensuring correctness and accuracy, and that all content produced adheres to Newsela’s style and quality guidelines

Who you are:

  • You have 5+ years of copy editing & proofreading experience with printed/written media company (i.e., newspaper newsroom experience)
  • You have experience writing for textbooks, magazines or websites, with deep understanding of editing and style guide utilization
  • You’re based on the West Coast or work PST hours to support regional breaking news
  • You’re able to work well under deadline pressure with speed and accuracy
  • You have the ability to read closely, ensuring style, spelling, grammatical, and factual accuracy
  • You’re able to creatively play with words when writing
  • Additional background knowledge of ELA, Social Studies, Science and History disciplines is of particular value

This role is compensated on a per-task basis. The benefits listed below apply to full-time employees only.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels — from +100 of the best sources — that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

Why you’ll love working at Newsela:

  • Health & Wellness: Access to the world’s leading medical experts for healthcare (pets included!). Discounts and resources to stay healthy: mind, body, and soul
  • Work From Home: Almost all of our roles are fully remote – tech stipend included!
  • Supporting ALL Families: Supplemental programs and time off to take care of your family and yourself
  • Time Off: Flexible PTO to recharge, including Sabbatical Leave
  • Inclusive Experiences: Robust DEIB curriculum, Identity & Experience Groups (Affinity Groups + Employee Resource Group), Authentic & Transparent conversations with Executive Leadership Teams, and integration of DEIB lens across Talent lifecycle processes
  • Professional Development: Holistic Learning & Development Programs that enable meaningful & inclusive experiences, programs that build future-focused competencies, cohort & community learning sessions that foster a sense of belonging, and individual development plans aligned with your personal and professional aspirations to turn goals into reality.
  • Make A Difference: No matter your role or department, the work you do each day helps share the future of education and improves the lives of students and teachers.

Job Categories: Remote Editing Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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