Copy Editor Needed for a Fast-Growing PC Hardware Blog

Ends 18 Aug 2018 (in 3 days)

If you’re a talented copy-editor looking for long-term, well-paying and sustainable work, then this job is for you.
My name is T and I’m a co-founder of WePC.com, a fast growing blog about PC gaming hardware.
Our mission is to help people build their dream gaming computer through comprehensive how-to’s, buying guides and product reviews.
We’re looking to hire a badass copy editor who can work with our freelance writers and help make their content shine.
You’ll be ensuring that material is clear, consistent, complete and credible, and that text is well written, grammatically correct and accessible. You'll take the initial copy and make it ready for publication.
This is a long-term position with a large amount of work. Initially, you’ll be editing all of our current content on the website (around 170,000 words).
After that, you’ll be working on 5 - 7 articles ~ 10,000 - 15,000 words on a weekly basis.
Your responsibility includes:
Check text to ensure it is well written and logically structured
Correct grammar and spelling
Work with our management team to create editorial guidelines.
Ensure the text is in line with the editorial guidelines.
Check facts and raise queries with the writers.
Give feedback to the writers and help improve their writing skills.
Essential skills and experience:
At least 2 years of working experience as a copy-editor for blogs / web publishers.
Must be able to show examples of your previous work.
A passion for PC gaming / PC hardware is ideal but not required. However, you should be somewhat familiar with the topics.
Excellent written English, including good spelling and grammar
A meticulous approach to your work and an eye for detail
The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines
A love of and feel for language.
Good concentration, to focus on texts that may be lengthy or dull
Judgement in applying house style
A tactful approach when dealing with writers
The ability to retain the writer’s 'voice' after editing.
How To Apply
Send an email to [email protected] with "WePC Copy Editor " in the subject line. Your email should include:
A little about yourself, your previous editing experience and why you're a good fit for this position
Links to 2-3 articles you’ve edited.
Describe your editing process step by step.
Your rate, of course :)
Thanks and good luck!
T

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