Copy-Editing/Fact-Checking Hub Director

By 25 mayo, 2021VACANTES

The Copy-Editing/Fact-Checking Hub Director supervises all English-language copy-editing and fact-checking functions and staff across brands and platforms within the Mexico network hub. Using global planning documents, the Copy-Editing/Fact-Checking Hub Director ensures that workflow processes are implemented and followed. They communicate continuously with the Global Copy Director, Global Research Director, and the Global Workflow Team to ensure transparency, resolve challenges, and keep workflows aligned with global recommendations and Content Integrity Group standards. They set team priorities under the guidance of the Global Copy and Research Directors, report missed deadlines, and work closely with network partners to negotiate and meet production schedules. They advise the team on journalistic tenets, ethics, and trends.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages and trains English-language copy-editing/fact-checking hub staff in market
  • Uses provided global planning tools
  • Reviews content to determine proper workstream and/or tier
  • Reports missed deadlines to Global Directors
  • Works with adjacent teams to maintain production schedules
  • Alerts Global Copy and Research Directors if content does not meet standards or if there are workflow complications
  • Makes automatic copy changes in accordance with brand and Condé Nast style guides and offers recommendations to the Global Copy Director when necessary

 

Oversees and performs all copy-editing functions, including:

  • Maintaining style, consistency, brand voice
  • Flagging inflammatory and insensitive language
  • Ensuring that content is error-free
  • Reviewing translated content to provide market/cultural framework and guidance
  • Communicating with writers, content creators, and editors to resolve queries and issues

 

Oversees and performs all fact-checking functions, including:

  • Reviewing content to verify veracity prior to publishing
  • Working in consultation with Legal Affairs
  • Communicating with writers, content creators, and editors to resolve issues

 

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Native-level English (spoken and written) required, with a deep understanding of idiomatic expression and an eagle eye for detail
  • Management experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively and creatively
  • Extensive experience copy-editing and fact-checking English-language content
  • Near-native-level Spanish speaker (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C2)
  • Proficiency in InCopy/K4 a plus
  • Experience working with a CMS
  • Excellent journalistic judgement
  • Strong knowledge of language trends and familiarity with style guide usage
  • Technical agility required
  • Easygoing, effective, and patient mentor and collaborator
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and switch gears
  • Easily embraces new structures, platforms, technology, and programs
  • Comfortable managing up and down the chain of command

Experience in news gathering and data reporting a plus


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