Editorial Positions

Copy Editor

About the Position

Misplaced commas and egregious spelling errors got you down? As a member of the copy desk, you’ll get to satisfy your urge to rid the world of bad grammar.

Copy editors are responsible for keeping the newspaper clear, consistent and correct. Armed with a fine-toothed comb for spelling, grammar and AP style, the copy desk is also the last line of defense against libel. Other responsibilities include writing captions for photos and creating punchy headlines — it never gets old seeing yours on the front page. No prior knowledge of AP style is required.

Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Completion of a copy test (must come in to office)
  • Interview (Invitation Only)

Work Requirements

  • Two shifts per week. Each shift lasts two hours. Shifts are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Biweekly copy staff meetings

Leadership Opportunities

  • After serving as a copy editor, staffers have the opportunity to apply to be an assistant night editor and then serve as the night editor. The night editor is the third-ranked editorial position, serving just below the managing editor and editor in chief.