COPY EDITOR/WRITER, Marketing & Communications, Strategic Comm (5093/I2817)

Boston, Massachusetts
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

If you have a love of words, a keen eye for detail, a problem-solving approach to editing, and a commitment to accuracy, we want to hear from you! Boston University's Editorial department is looking for an experienced, flexible Copy Editor/Writer with uncompromising standards and outstanding attention to detail who will be responsible for reviewing and proofreading three strategically important University publications. As a member of the editorial team, the Copy Editor/Writer will need to shift priorities to accommodate urgent deadlines while maintaining unfailing accuracy. The Copy Editor/Writer role demands an awareness of larger-scope issues of sense, logic, factual accuracy, and adherence to University style guidelines while maintaining steady focus on smaller-scope issues like grammar, consistency, and layout discrepancies. At all stages of the production process, the Copy Editor/Writer collaborates with a creative team of editors and writers on high-visibility, top-priority projects at Boston University.

Required Skills

BA/BS and three to five years of related experience, with strong communication and time-management skills, and ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadline. Knowledge of, and experience in, WordPress and Microsoft Word essential. Familiarity with InCopy and project-management tools, such as Trello and Slack, a plus. Expertise with Chicago Manual Style required. Must be able to work under pressure with multiple, conflicting priorities. Outstanding attention to detail. Must have a proactive, problem-solving approach to all editing projects. Adaptable to shifting priorities and responsive in accommodating urgent deadlines while maintaining unfailing accuracy and attention to detail. Position requires occasional evening and weekend work on breaking stories, as situations dictate.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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