25 January 2011

Job Opening: Copy Editor for Everyday Food Magazine

Post date: 25 January 2011
Type: Full time

Location: New York

Primary Purpose

Copyediting and proofreading all Everyday Food content for clarity, in-house style, and grammar.


Helps maintain voice and tone of magazine. Routes stories and assists managing editor in getting the print and digital issues shipped on time.


Experience required

• Must have 3 to 4 years copyediting experience at a consumer magazine. Background in editing food-related material, including recipes, preferred, or at least some familiarity or interest in subject.
• Undergraduate degree in English or journalism or related field.
• Thorough knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style or Words into Type and copyediting symbols and terminology. Familiarity with food-related reference books, such as Food Lover’s Companion, a plus.
• Must be fluent in K4 and InCopy or similar publishing program.

Preferred qualities

• Must have strong written and oral communication. Pays close attention to detail, keeping a keen eye out for typos. Inputs changes into layouts accurately and quickly. Double checks work, and works with editorial and art teams to address copy fit or other story issues.
• Works well under deadline and can manage and prioritize multiple assignments.
• Willingness to help with other tasks as assigned by ME, such as writing small assignments for magazine and blog.
• Some experience with Web editing as well as fact-checking a plus.

Apply directly at the Martha Stewart career site here.
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