Copy Editor

Since 1945, EBONY has celebrated and chronicled Black excellence and leadership worldwide. In January 2021, the iconic brand was relaunched under new ownership as EBONY Media Group, a diversified multi-platform media company. This is an exciting chapter for the beloved brand and we are looking for talented, enthusiastic candidates to join our close-knit, highly collaborative team. We’re calling all innovators and creators who want to be part of the legacy by helping shape EBONY’s future!

Job Description
  • Copyedit monthly cover stories, longform articles and special editorial packages to correct spelling, grammar, and style errors.
  • Proofread corporate materials, decks and some branded projects as needed.
  • Help reporters and story editors with fact checking and issues of structure.
  • Work with freelance fact-checker for larger projects as needed.
  • Ensure the tone of stories is in line with EBONY editorial strategy, and the voice and standards of EBONY.
  • Ensure consistency in EBONY style and help establish style guidelines.
  • Work closely with managing editor to meet copy deadlines.
  • Attend editorial production meetings.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in digital media/online publishing
  • Thorough knowledge of SEO
  • Excellent written communication and grammar
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong collaboration skills with both staff and freelance writers


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