THE CHIMES // Senior Copy Editor
Basic function and responsibility:
A Chimes copy editor (along with their assistant ) is responsible for making sure all content online and in print is as error-free as possible. This person proofreads everything that goes online and in print, including advertisements, headlines and stories. A copy editor checks for accuracy in areas such as spelling, grammar and consistency. This person also edits for clarity, readability and factuality, and makes sure copy conforms to AP style. This person works well on tight deadlines, and is able to turn around copy quickly for the web. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, focused and has strong people skills. The senior copy editor must be capable of and responsible for delegating assignments and schedules to their assistant copy editor.
Supervision received: Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor
Supervision of others: One copy editor
General: Demonstrate a working knowledge of AP style. Exceptional writing, grammar and editing skills. Ability to proofread and catch mistakes. Demonstrate an understanding of what a well-written article looks like. Write good captions and headlines. Able to cultivate and maintain a good working relationship with assignment editors. Able to mentor writers. Able to work quickly and accurately under pressure of deadlines.
Education and experience: At the time of election or appointment, must attend or accepted to Biola as a full-time student. Prior experience working with newspapers, yearbook, magazines or prior work, class experience, or journalism is preferable.