The Texas Tribune is seeking a full-time meticulous copy editor for our fast-paced digital newsroom. This is a temporary position that starts as soon as possible and continues for four months.
This grammar-loving, detail-oriented person will polish stories, ensure accuracy and clarity, and make sure we follow AP and Texas Tribune style. The copy editor will need to be skilled at juggling multiple assignments on deadline, including breaking news stories, long-form investigative pieces, social media posts, newsletters, photo captions and marketing copy. A significant portion of the copy editor’s work will focus on materials related to The Texas Tribune Festival. The ideal candidate will be comfortable raising questions about copy with editors and reporters.
The copy editor will work 40 hours per week. The typical schedule will be: Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Central; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central; Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central.
Texas Tribune staffers are currently working remotely. We will consider applicants who do not live in Texas and would work remotely.
Copy editing skills are a must. Interest in Texas government and politics is a plus.
About The Texas Tribune The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit newsroom based in Austin and dedicated to engaging and informing Texans on politics and policy news. We are read by 2 million people every month and have more journalists covering state government than any newsroom in the country.
We’re a "grown-up startup,” and we're proud of the job we've done helping to make Texas politics transparent and accessible to the world at large. The Texas Tribune is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply.
How to apply Please submit your application by June 25, 2020. Email Corrie MacLaggan at email@example.com with any questions. We can't wait to hear from you!