Copy Editor

Posted On: August 7, 2023

Journalism Job

Media Organization:Nikkei America Inc.

Company Description

For nearly a century and a half, Nikkei Inc. has offered unparalleled coverage of Japan's economy, industries and markets. The group's business portfolio extends beyond traditional publishing to include broadcasting, online and the widely cited Nikkei 225 stock index. Our flagship newspaper, The Nikkei, boasts a circulation of nearly 3 million. With a network of 51 bureaus in Japan and 37 overseas, our 1,500 journalists are ideally positioned to deliver news and analysis from an Asian perspective to the world.

Our digital-first global posture includes the award-winning Nikkei Asia and Financial Times, both in English. As content partners, Nikkei Asia and the FT share select articles with their audiences and collaborate editorially.

Job Description

Nikkei Asia is seeking a copyeditor with newsroom experience. This position is designed to ensure the articles, headlines, and captions are free of errors, easy to understand, and conform to Nikkei Asia's style. This is a remote/contractor position. The position is open to U.S. residents only. Candidates must have copyediting experience to be considered. Once hired, the candidate will receive style training and the software required to conduct tasks.

Hourly Wage for This Position: $32-$38 per hour

Assignments Frequency: Once to twice a week on average (8 hours per day with an hour lunch break), sometimes more depending on the job needs. Roughly 8 days a month. Shifts are distributed at the end of each month for the following month.


• Check news translators' or reporters' drafts to make sure they are free of grammatical and spelling errors.
• Double-check that names and figures are spelled properly and that facts, dates, and statistics are accurate.
• Ensure the articles fit Nikkei Asia's editorial style.
• Rewrite stories as necessary and edit them to make them engaging for a broad business audience.
• Check headlines and captions for articles and, if necessary, rewrite them.
• Liaise where necessary with reporters on the stories’ field.
• Optimize stories for a digital audience, write headlines that conform to digital practice, and draw readers in.


• Journalistic and copyediting experience
• Adequate computer literacy to learn and use software applications used in the company.

To Apply

Candidates must complete a copyediting test. Please send brief cover letter and your resume or LinkedIn profile to