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Copy Editor

Department: Editorial - SIP
Location: Boston, MA

America's Test Kitchen is seeking a Copy Editor who will report to the Deputy Editor. The Copy Editor will be one of a small team responsible for fulfilling the copyediting requirements for Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines and their companion websites, along with numerous special issues and marketing and promotional materials. The Copy Editor  may also have editing responsibilities. The position is site-based.

ELEMENTS OF POSITION:

Per year, copyedit 6 issues (32 pages each) of Cook’s Illustrated and 6 issues of Cook’s Country.

Copyedit or proofread 25 special issues (between 96 and 144 pages each) per year.

Copyedit material to be published on companion websites and in email newsletters.

Key in copyedit changes to layouts using K4/InCopy desktop publishing software. Ensure that all changes are properly entered.

Review/approve proofreader marks for Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country.

Copyedit marketing and promotional materials.

Check work assigned to freelancers for correctness and accuracy.

Maintain style guides.

Suggest changes for improving copyediting processes when necessary.

Edit copy as needed.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills

Basic understanding of K4/InCopy software or other similar desktop publishing program

Familiarity with Macintosh and Microsoft Word

Knowledge of food and home cooking

Working knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style

Experience in editing recipes

Attention to detail and ability to meet key deadlines, including flexibility during peak workload periods

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

BA/BS (or equivalent) in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field

3 to 4 years of magazine or newspaper copyediting experience, along with some project management experience

A culinary degree or hands-on cooking experience, while not a requirement, is a significant plus.

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