THE CHIMES // Copy Editor
Basic function and responsibility:
A Chimes copy editor (one senior and two assistants) 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, 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. This person also creates headlines. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, an exceptional writer, creative and has strong people skills. The senior copy editor must be capable of and responsible for delegating assignments and schedules to the assistant copy editors.
Supervision received: Editor-in-chief, Managing Editor
Supervision of others: Senior editor oversees assistant editors
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.
Hours worked: 15-20 hours per week until the end of the semester (This is a stipend-based position, with a $100 a week for an estimated 13 weeks. This amount subject to change.)