COPY EDITOR

Job Department: 
Magazine and Online Editorial Team

Wordsmiths with a sense of style and substance are what we're looking for in a Hyphen copy editor. If you can shine copy like car wax and make headlines sing, we're looking for you. Previous copy editing experience and knowledge of AP style desired.

General Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Attend editorial meetings (at least every two weeks)
  • Help determine overall editorial direction of the magazine, and themes for each issue
  • Brainstorm story ideas that fit within those themes
  • Recruit freelance writers and work closely with them to meet deadlines
  • Edit stories from 300 to 3,000 words
  • Fact-check copy
  • Work with art department to request or suggest art for stories you are editing
  • Proofread
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Proven editing and professional journalism experience
  • Able to snarl at bad copy and rewrite the lead five times -- each one better than the last
  • Basic copy editing skills (Knowledge of AP Style a plus)
  • Loves to spell check
  • Plans life around deadlines
  • Can wear multiple hats and pick up the slack
  • Post-identity politicked
  • Down for the cause but not obsessed by it
  • Not easily offended or dissuaded by hard-asses
  • Loves culture, your momma and self (not in that order)
How to Apply: 

Those interested in any of the editorial/magazine positions should send the following materials:

  • a letter of interest
  • resume
  • three writing samples

Send application to Michele Carlson, Managing Editor, at michele[dot]carlson[at]hyphenmagazine[dot]com with the subject "Editorial Team Position