WAND: Copy Editor


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

The WAND Copy Editor’s primary responsibility is ensuring consistent quality of all written content in the WAND, including stories, letters from the Executive Director, sidebars, and copy that accompanies graphics. The Copy Editor will examine each story and element for grammar, spelling, voice, and tone, and provide a critical eye before each issue is sent to print.

Responsibilities:

  • Edit each story’s text and correct for grammar, spelling, voice, and tone, using Chicago Manual style guidelines.

  • Work with Layout Editor and Graphic Designer to ensure that copy accompanying graphics is held to a consistent high standard.

  • Help WAND Team develop the overall theme and goals for each issue, including promotion of current campaigns and programs, encouraging donations, driving membership and interest in chapters program, etc.

  • Other copy editing tasks as needed.

  • Add WAND puns to stories every so often. E.g., "Do you WAND to learn more about this campaign? Visit thehpalliance.org/campaign" or "The Yule Ball is a WANDerful way to raise money for the HPA while rocking out with your friends!"

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Chicago Manual style guidelines.

  • Demonstrated experience with copy editing for publications.

  • Understanding of the HPA, fan activism, and fandom communities.

  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines.

  • Feel comfortable operating in a start-up environment and working with weirdos who have an offbeat sense of humor.

  • Deep, all-consuming passion for social justice, literature, and popular culture.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing and/or copy editing samples to matt@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • a few hours per week

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