The Nation, the weekly magazine and daily website of politics and culture, seeks a skilled copy editor for a full-time staff position in our Manhattan office. Applicants must have at least five years’ solid copyediting and proofreading experience. The ideal candidate will have the ability to line-edit and rewrite sentences on the fly, often under deadline pressure, and to move copy through the various stages of a sometimes-byzantine production process. (The ability to suggest snappy headlines and display copy is also a plus.) Familiarity with InCopy and experience with content-management systems are extremely useful, as is a strong interest in national and international politics, history, literature, the visual arts, and popular culture. This is a full-time union position with the potential for advancement. Applicants must be based in New York City, or willing to relocate or commute daily. The office is small and collegial, and collaborating with other editors is prized. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
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