JustSports is looking for a freelance copy editor with a passion for sports and a sharp eye for detail. This position is responsible for publishing clear and well-written material on JustSports.ca. The Copy Editor will edit incoming content for grammar, spelling, accuracy and style and rewrite material when necessary. Additionally, the Copy Editor will fact-check, write concise, inviting headlines and photo captions and edit photos to the site’s standards.
The Copy Editor will report to the Chief Content Editor and collaborate with Community Managers to prioritize the workflow. Other duties include writing and preparing well-crafted social media posts that meet JustSports’ guidelines.
Availability to work nights and weekends is a must.
Thoroughly copy edit and proofread a high volume of incoming content, and post stories onto the website in a timely manner with accuracy and creativity.
Correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, composition and format.
Write strong, attractive headlines and write active and clear captions.
-Edit and crop photos.
-Demonstrate news judgment and the ability to prioritize a heavy volume of work under constant deadlines.
-Adhere to an in-house style guide.
-Must be available some nights and weekends.