Copy Editor

The Atlantic (Washington, D.C., New York City - remote possible)

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Atlantic is seeking an experienced full-time copy editor for This person will copy edit articles ranging from several hundred to several thousand words, and will also copy edit social-media posts and other content. This person will also have some fact-checking responsibilities. The ideal candidate will have a sharp eye for detail, a fine ear for language, and an exceptional grasp of grammar, accepted usage, punctuation, and spelling. Additionally, a candidate should be able to prioritize when juggling multiple assignments, and adhere to high standards under tight deadlines.

The ideal candidate has at least five years’ experience, comfort working in a fast-paced environment, and familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style. This person will also combine obsessiveness with collegiality and a sense of humor.

The Atlantic has offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, but this position can be remote. Please note as well that this copy editor will likely work a shifted schedule (Sun–Thurs or Tues–Sat).

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