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Deputy Copy Chief, InStyle
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Deputy Copy Chief, InStyle

• Intermediate Level
Skills: Editor

Summary

The InStyle Deputy Copy Chief copyedits and traffics stories, assists the Copy Chief in managing freelance copy editors, and handles the department in the Copy Chief’s absence. In addition, the Deputy Copy Chief: * Edits for grammar, syntax, usage, style, and tone in accordance with the in-house stylebook, AP, WIT, and other reference books, including English-usage guides and fashion glossaries. * Works closely with top and senior editors to polish text and suggest rewrites/alternatives as needed. * Works closely with the research department to ensure that all facts in assigned stories are accurate and worded in a clear, concise manner. * Traffics all assigned stories and keeps track of status. * Reads all articles that copy chief and freelancer copy editor work on at least once. * Closes stories as needed. * Helps supervise freelancers. * Helps train freelancers. * Helps update style guide. * Updates tracking forms and distribution lists. * Archives stories and handles storage for 12 months.

Category Editor 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full time
Start Date N/A

Job Description

Job TitleDeputy Copy Chief, InStyle

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

The InStyle Deputy Copy Chief copyedits and traffics stories, assists the Copy Chief in managing freelance copy editors, and handles the department in the Copy Chief’s absence. In addition, the Deputy Copy Chief:

  • Edits for grammar, syntax, usage, style, and tone in accordance with the in-house stylebook, AP, WIT, and other reference books, including English-usage guides and fashion glossaries.
  • Works closely with top and senior editors to polish text and suggest rewrites/alternatives as needed.
  • Works closely with the research department to ensure that all facts in assigned stories are accurate and worded in a clear, concise manner.
  • Traffics all assigned stories and keeps track of status.
  • Reads all articles that copy chief and freelancer copy editor work on at least once.
  • Closes stories as needed.
  • Helps supervise freelancers.
  • Helps train freelancers.
  • Helps update style guide.
  • Updates tracking forms and distribution lists.
  • Archives stories and handles storage for 12 months.
II. Essential Job Functions

Accountabilities, Actions, and Expected Measurable Results

60%

Copyediting. Checking grammar and reading for sense and consistency at all stages.

30% 

Consulting with editors and designers and implementing changes

10% 

Trafficking stories.

100%

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Experience:

Three to five years’ copyediting experience, ideally with a national consumer magazine.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent copyediting skills.

Complete command of grammar and punctuation and acquaintance with major style guides.

Knowledge of MACs, InCopy, and InDesign. 

Ability to handle multiple deadlines while being thorough, accurate, detail-oriented, and diplomatic in a fast-paced environment.

Time-management skills.

% Travel Required (Approximate):  0%

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Accommodation requests can be made by emailing Meredith.Human.Resources@meredith.com.

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