Copy Editor

Copy Editor

Arbiter Media is looking for creative, curious, agile and innovative students to serve as copyeditors in its newsroom. Arbiter Media is a student-run, award-winning multi-platform media outlet, publishing content in print, online, radio and television; and has an established reputation for its multimedia storytelling and innovative environment.

Duties of a copyeditor include editing articles for content, copyedits, and consistency. We are looking for copyeditors who can and will work a variety of subjects and understand the value of community journalism. Skills and comfort with WordPress and social media such as Twitter and Facebook are a plus. Excellent knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation is a must. A strong knowledge of AP style is not required, but is preferred.

We do not expect you to have experience in journalism – but we expect you to come to us with a strong sense of journalistic values (including a serious grasp of ethics, news sense, commitment to our community, decision-making, working on deadline, etc.). You will work with the rest of our team (reporters, photographers, editors, designers, etc.) from across the newsroom on long-term and rapid deadline stories. You will be taught to edit and copyedit using AP and Arbiter styleguides.

Most importantly, we are looking for students who are quick learners with a lot of ideas and energy. Infectious enthusiasm is a bonus. Workaholic, overachieving, ambitious go-getters are highly encouraged to apply. Curious, inquisitive, storytellers with no fear of learning new technology, vastly expanding their knowledge of multi-platform media and pioneering the future of journalism would be absolutely batty not to apply. Journalism (and media in general) is not a job or a hobby, it is a passion. If that makes sense to you, we look forward to receiving your application.

HOURS:
Must work at least 10 hours a week; additional hours may be needed. Must be available to work Wednesday and Sunday mornings.

COMPENSATION:

This is a PAID position earning $100 per week with an opportunity to earn academic credit for work via an internship, up to 3 credits.
HOW TO APPLY:
Email a letter to Editor-in-Chief Rebecca De Leon expressing your interest in the internship to editor@arbiteronline.com. Students can also send a resumé but it’s not required.

The email must explicitly list the following:

-What position you are interested in

-Why you are interested in that position

-Why you feel you are qualified for the position

-Whether or not you have work study (Whether you do or not won’t be a major factor in deciding to hire you or not.)