Copy Editor

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Blavity, Inc. is a venture-funded media and technology company, founded in 2014 around a simple idea: enable Black millennials to tell their own stories. Today, we are home to the largest network of platforms and lifestyle brands serving the multifaceted lives of Black millennials & Gen Z through original content, video, unique experiences, and product solutions. Blavity Inc. has evolved into a market leader for Black media, reaching 250 million users per month through our growing brand portfolio, including Blavity, Blavity360º, AfroTech, Talent Infusion, 21Ninety, Travel Noire, Home & Texture, and Blavity House Party. Our Blavity, Inc. employee community is composed of passionate, energetic, and culturally conscious individuals working together to deliver value to each other, the company, and our clients. We are always searching for new additions to our community that will help us continue to scale, contribute meaningfully to our culture, and advance our strategic direction.
Job Summary:
Blavity Inc. is seeking a dedicated and skilled Copy Editor to join the team at AFROTECHTM. The Copy Editor will play a crucial role in shaping editorial content, ensuring news stories are well-written, accurate, and engaging to maintain high journalistic standards, as well as assisting in copy editing, fact-checking, and publishing editorial content.

This is a (W2) contractor role that reports directly to the Managing Editor, AFROTECH™.

Contractors will be responsible for providing their own equipment, including but not limited to laptop computers, cell phones, or any other electronic equipment required to perform their role.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and copy-edit news articles, reports, and interviews for grammar, style, accuracy, and clarity 
  • Ensure that content aligns with Blavity’s editorial style guide and standards, including conducting regular quality control checks
  • Fact-check and verify the accuracy of news stories' information, sources, and data
  • Collaborate with writers and editors to improve the overall quality of content

Qualifications: 

  • Education: B.A. in Journalism, Communication, or a related field
  • Required Experience
    • 2+ years experience in a newsroom environment
  • Preferred Experience:
    • Previous experience in news writing, copy editing, and/or journalism
  • Technologies: Fluent in WordPress, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Asana, and/or comparable project management suite
  • Additional Qualifications:
    • High-energy, company-first, positive attitude; must be motivated to work hard in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent communication and analytical skills; outgoing and sociable; willing to wear multiple hats 
    • Naturally detail-oriented, with an obsessive need to document and communicate findings
    • In-depth knowledge of tech, business, and innovation news, especially related to the Black community
    • A healthy appreciation of GIFs and Black culture

Details: 

  • This is a fully remote, U.S.- based role. Occasional travel may be required. 
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Candidates must be available to work in alignment with the Eastern Time Zone. 
  • The hourly rate for this role is $28.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter online at BlavityInc.com/Careers.

Blavity is committed to creating a diverse environment free of discrimination and harassment, and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Blavity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, HIV Status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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The Copy Editor is responsible for ensuring engaging, accurate news content and assisting with editing, fact-checking, and publishing content for the AFROTECHTM  team.


 

More Information on Blavity Inc.
Blavity Inc. operates in the Digital Media industry. Blavity Inc. was founded in 2014. It has 217 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Blavity Inc., click here.
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