Copy Editor

Website ThePETALife PETA Foundation

Position Objective:

• To edit PETA’s and its affiliates’ publications, including printed materials, internet content, and video text

• To provide copy editing and proofreading expertise while exercising good judgment and flagging concerns about content and organization

 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• In consultation and verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by PETA and its affiliates:

o Edit PETA’s and its affiliates’ publications, websites, and public communications—including news releases, correspondence, blogs, statements, fundraising materials, website copy, ad campaigns, video text, and other documents

o Edit internal written materials created by staff members of PETA and its affiliates, including policies and procedures

o Edit foreign language text (highly desirable but not required)

• Perform any other editorial functions assigned by the supervisor

 

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in a course of study requiring extensive writing and editing skills

• Minimum of six years of practical editing experience in a relevant field

• Proven excellent knowledge of English grammar

• Excellent knowledge of professional terminology and writing conventions as well as animal rights language

• Ability to learn and apply a rigorous in-house style guide adapted from AP

• Demonstrated exemplary attention to detail and ability to exercise good judgment

• Proven ability to apply knowledge and experience in a time-pressured, deadline-intensive environment

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization and familiarity with animal rights

To apply for this job email your details to jobopenings@petaf.org

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