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Freelance,Copy Editor

Pay: TBD


Full Job Description

You are a Copy Editor with at least two years of professional editing experience who can cut through bad grammar and boring jargon with a knife. We, The Motley Fool, are a fun, innovative financial media company looking for someone to edit articles on a contract basis. This a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-dirty editing job!

As a copy editor, you’ll publish articles directly to our website via the Fool’s content management system, so you’ll need to be technologically savvy and comfortable editing online. If you like finance or have financial experience, that’s a big plus since you’ll be reading investing and personal finance stories throughout your shift.

You’ll be on the lookout for problems of clarity, grammar, style, and accuracy, helping to ensure error-free and Foolish content. A typical day involves working with a team of writers, editors, SEO content strategists, and other Fools to produce investing and retirement content that makes the world smarter, happier, and richer.

This position calls for a lot of juggling, so if you are adaptable, patient, meticulous, reliable, and cool under pressure, this might be the job for you!

We are looking for someone who can work roughly 20 hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities/Objectives
  • Edits and proofreads online content for clarity, grammar, accuracy, in-house style, and general Foolish tone.
  • Works with our online content management system to ensure correct formatting and article workflow.
Core Competencies
  • Ability to leap tall buildings and catch typos in a single bound.
  • Experience editing for SEO (keyword optimization, metadata, formatting and page structure, internal linking, headers, etc.).
  • Devotion to grammar – getting it right makes you happy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple workflows.
  • Comfortable working with a team including other copy editors, writers, and SEO strategists.
  • Can roll with the punches – and maybe give a few, too.
  • Dependable and consistent.
Preferred Qualities
  • Comfort and familiarity with content written for the web.
  • Knack for delivering feedback tactfully, and receiving it gracefully.
  • Patience of a saint.
  • Sense of humor – successful Fools are able to laugh at themselves!

Company – The Motley Fool