Copy Editor

961 is the leading English news and media site catering to the Lebanese audience. Since launching in July 2016, 961 has become the fastest-growing Lebanese website and the leading independent English media site in Lebanon.

We are a small group of passionate Lebanese individuals devoted to reporting stories that Lebanese want and love.

Your Role

Do you love language and have a passion for keeping our readers informed? Are you a grammar whiz with a keen eye for detail? If so, we want you on our team! You’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring our content is accurate, engaging, and up to date.

The ideal candidate should love clear and conversational language and be a diligent grammar nerd and spellchecker. 961’s Copy Editors proofread, revise, fact-check, and appropriately style articles for our readers in English and Arabic, French a bonus. This also includes sourcing eye-catching, on-brand imagery and working on special projects.

Before applying, please visit our site (the961.com) to get a feel for what kind of company we are!

Your Responsibilities:

Editing and Refining Content:

  • Meticulously edit and refine content to ensure clarity, accuracy, and consistency with 961’s editorial standards.
  • Correct grammar, including spelling, syntax, and styling of text in English and Arabic.
  • Ensure all content is properly cited, factually accurate, and consistent with 961’s editorial standards.

Supporting Editorial Team:

  • Assist the editorial team with creating content, translations, and other special projects as needed.
  • Lead the editorial team with content strategy
  • Work with writers to ensure edits and adjustments are clear, providing constructive feedback where appropriate.
  • Represent 961’s values online and offline during terms of employment and act as an ambassador for the brand.

Maintaining Standards:

  • Consistently follow and maintain the 961 style guides.
  • Meet deadlines and assignments.
  • Ensure all edited content aligns with 961’s editorial standards and current aesthetic.

Cross-Functional Support:

  • Choose supporting material (i.e., photos and multimedia) to fit both the content of articles and 961’s current aesthetic.
  • Support various departments with copy-editing needs.

Legal Considerations:

  • Ensure adherence to ethical journalistic practices, including accuracy, fairness, impartiality, and avoiding defamation.
  • Have a grasp of basic legal considerations regarding copyright, trademark, and photo usage.

Your Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in journalism, communications, or a related program, or equivalent experience.
  • Mastery of English and Arabic (written and spoken) is a must. Fluency in French (primarily written) is a strong asset.
  • A keen eye for detail and a passion for ensuring grammatical accuracy and stylistic consistency.
  • Experience with copy editing and fact-checking is preferred.
  • Experience creating super engaging headlines and eye-catching featured images.
  • An eye for choosing compelling, on-brand imagery to match the tone and feel of various types of content.
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices is a plus.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively within a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong understanding of current events and pop culture, with a finger on the pulse of what resonates with Lebanese Gen Z and Millennial audiences.

You are:

  • A grammar expert who gets a thrill from crafting clear and concise language.
  • A team player who thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • A highly organized individual who can manage multiple tasks effectively and meet deadlines consistently.
  • A problem solver who can identify and rectify inconsistencies or errors within content.
  • A creative thinker who can contribute fresh ideas to improve our content strategy.

We’re looking forward to your application! Codeword: Hummus

Job Category: Content
Job Type: Full-time
Job Location: Beirut
Job Site: Remote
Company: 961

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