Friday, March 25, 2005

Copy edit for Yahoo

Showing again that if you are going to stay alive in this business, you've got to be flexible, Yahoo is now in the market specifically for copy editors. This through J-Jobs:

Job: Yahoo! Inc.

Copy Editor

Location: Sunnyvale or Santa Monica
State: CA
Application deadline: Thursday, March 31, 2005

This is a full-time position.

Yahoo! Inc. is seeking a web-savvy copy editor with at least five years’ experience in online editorial for a full-time position in Sunnyvale, California.

Primary Responsibilities:
Ensure accuracy and consistency of style and voice across the Yahoo! network. Work with a team of writers and editors to promote editorial quality across the network, and meet the needs of a wide range of internal customers. Collaborate with marketers and product managers to manage approval process for outgoing messages. Proofread and edit web pages, newsletters, emails, and other communications. Experience required:
-- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, Communications, or related field
-- At least five years' experience copy editing and writing in the online world
-- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
-- Able to proofread and edit with meticulous attention to detail as well as an eye for the bigger picture
-- Able to negotiate tactfully and diplomatically
-- Able to respond and edit quickly, efficiently, and accurately
-- Able to manage multiple projects and balance changing priorities to meet deadlines
-- Working knowledge of AP and Chicago style
-- Basic knowledge of HTML How to apply:
Please send resume to


Yahoo also is looking for a "news editor." One of the duties: Copyediting.

See, it isn't going away in the new world of news. It might have some different functions, but someone still has to make sense of all this stuff. (Now, about that comma after "network" and "emails" without a hyphen ...)


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