Web Copy Editor/Fact-Checker

By 22 febrero, 2023Sin categoría

The Web Copy Editor/Fact-Checker performs English-language web copyediting and fact-checking functions across brands within the Mexico network hub, reviewing various types of content for spelling, grammar, style, punctuation, context, and factual verification as directed by the Copyediting/Fact-Checking Hub Director and under the guidance of the Global Copy and Research Directors and the Global Workflow Team. They support web workflow processes, uphold Content Integrity Group standards, adhere to production schedules, and manage expectations and priorities.

Applicants must reside in Mexico; for the most part, this position is remote.

Primary responsibilities

  • Performs English-language copyediting/fact-checking in market
  • Manages priorities and deadlines
  • Alerts Copyediting/Fact-Checking Hub Director if content does not meet standards or if there are workflow complications

Performs all copyediting functions, including:

  • Maintaining style, consistency, and 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 and editors to resolve queries
  • Making automatic copy changes in accordance with brand and Condé Nast style guides

Performs all fact-checking functions, including:

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

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Native-level English (spoken and written) required, with a deep understanding of idiomatic expression and an eagle eye for detail
    • Experience copyediting and fact-checking
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively and independently
    • Experience working with web content
    • Excellent journalistic judgment
  • Strong knowledge of language trends and familiarity with style guide usage
  • Technical agility required
  • Collaborative spirit
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and switch gears
  • Experience in news gathering and data reporting a plus
  • Communicative team player