American Public Media
  • Marketplace
  • Remote or Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

No Benefits

Position Summary:


At Marketplace we're helping to reinvent how audio and digital reporting is consumed in an always-on, mobile world. We are hiring a copy editor for


This is a 20-hour-a-week position with an initial duration of three months. The hours are flexible but will generally be from 12:00pm to 5:00pm PST on weekdays. The copy editor can work from a Marketplace bureau or remotely.


Position Responsibility:


  • Edit Marketplace's digital copy for clarity, grammar and style. Copy will include interviews, long-form storytelling and short-turnaround blog posts.
  • Be the final set of eyes on Marketplace digital copy, providing a careful and rigorous edit.
  • Interact with reporters and editors to improve their copy editing skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field required
  • 4 years experience copy editing on deadline for a national or regional news organization.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:


  • Extensive knowledge of grammar and copy editing. 
  • Extensive knowledge of AP style.
  • Knowledge of CMS publishing platforms.
  • Ability to prioritize work and think clearly on deadline. 
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to function independently and within a strong team environment.
  • Understanding of how individual role fits into the larger production needs and processes.
  • Well-established depth of editing skills and an understanding of the need for interpretative skills on often complex and many-layered issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of journalism.
  • Ability to handle challenging assignments.


Preferred Skills


  • Experience editing business and economics content.
  • Familiarity with Drupal CMS.
  • Familiarity with Marketplace programs, as well as public radio values and sensibilities.
  • National experience strongly preferred.
  • Background in business, finance and the economy is helpful.  An understanding and empathy of societal issues that revolve around money.


Reporting To This Position:       None


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:


  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit at extensive periods of time
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.  
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

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