Copy Editor/Digital Producer

Posted On: October 17, 2022

Journalism Job

Media Organization:The Intercept

Company Description

The Intercept is an award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on politics, war, surveillance, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. The Intercept gives its journalists the editorial freedom and legal support they need to expose corruption and injustice wherever they find it.

Job Description

The Intercept is seeking an experienced copy editor to join our editorial team. The ideal candidate is a sharp, creative editor with a keen eye for detail, a mastery of grammar and mechanics, web production skills, and enthusiasm for The Intercept’s mission, style, and core areas of coverage. The copy editor will be responsible for ensuring clarity, accuracy, and consistency across a range of content, from breaking news stories and photo captions to membership emails and long-form investigative projects. They will also help develop our house style guidelines, draft display copy, and produce The Intercept’s semiweekly newsletters.

The Copy Editor/Digital Producer will report to the Deputy Managing Editor and work collaboratively across editorial departments alongside the Senior Copy Editor to bring stories to publication.


Edit stories and other content grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation while preserving style and voice
Spot check numbers, links, proper nouns, and other small, searchable facts
Produce stories in WordPress, i.e. format articles, write SEO copy and URLs, and other supporting web elements
Curate and edit semiweekly newsletters
Other appropriately related projects/duties as assigned


3+ years of copy-editing experience, including for digital news publications
1+ year of newsletter production experience, or strong interest in working on newsletters
Familiarity with content managing systems; WordPress is preferred
Working knowledge of AP Stylebook and a nerdy interest in researching, debating, and developing internal style guidelines
Experience using workflow tools and internal communication platforms in a newsroom setting
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to respond to shifting priorities and demands based on the news cycle and organization's needs, including occasionally being on call for breaking news after hours and on weekends (a typical work day is from 10:00 AM to 6:00 p.m. ET)

This position is recognized as part of the Writers Guild of America, East, Inc., “Union.”

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