Web Copy-Editor (Part Time) for Dowser

Posted On: September 15, 2010

Journalism Internship

Media Organization:Dowser

Company Description

Dowser (dowser.org) is a recently launched media organization that reports on social innovation, focusing on the question: Who is solving what and how? We highlight creative approaches to social change in order to help people understand how to build better communities and a better world. We envision a day in which everyone is as well-informed about potential solutions to social problems as they are about the problems themselves.

Job Description

We seek an Web Copy Editor with excellent editing skills, well-honed fact checking and research skills, familiarity with WordPress, and an interest in the field of social innovation. The Web Copy Editor will copy edit and upload articles and interviews to dowser.org.

Based in New York City, this is a part-time position (16-24 hours/week at $15/hour).

Responsibilities • Copy edit all written content on the site; ensure consistency in Dowser's engaging, fresh tone • Manage administrative tasks associated with keeping content and publishing calendar
organized • Fact check interviews and articles • Follow Dowser's style guidelines • Upload all posts to WordPress • Occasionally promote site content through social media

Additional Qualifications: • 1-2 years of copy editing experience, especially online • Knowledge of AP Style Guide • Detail-oriented • Experience as a blogger or writer • Familiarity with the landscape of social innovation • Comfortable with social media, WordPress, and multimedia web content • Extremely organized and a self-starter • Creativity, flexibility and sense of humor needed to work at a fast-paced, start-up media

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two short editing samples (one-page articles and blog posts preferred) to jobs[@]dowser[dot]org with WEB COPY EDITOR in the subject. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with position starting immediat