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Like Torontoist? Love Words? Come Join Us!

We are on the hunt for the perfect copy editor!

You already read us. You love Toronto. And you have a way with syntax and em dashes.

Clearly, you should become our newest copy editor, and help keep our contributors’ fine content in fine shape. It is fun, it pays (very modestly!), and it is a core position, essential to keeping us at our best.

Interested? Keep reading.

If you’re wondering whether Torontoist is a good fit for you, check out our Contribute page to find out more about what we can offer you and what we’re looking for in all our contributors.

Copy Editor

Torontoist‘s copy editors—a rarity in the online world—look over posts before they’re published and polish the already great work of our almost perfect contributors to a fine sheen. The gig is ideal for someone who is at a computer during work hours and can, at regular intervals, replace hyphens with en dashes. (Okay, it’s more involved and more exciting than that. We promise.) We’re looking for someone who could cover one or two days a week. Previous copy editing experience is preferred but not mandatory. A familiarity with CP style, experience with Twitter, and word-nerdiness are required, however.

What we want when you apply: Tell us about yourself, and why you’re interested in the position. Then copy edit this post from our archives and show us exactly what you’d change about it, while still preserving the writer’s voice and intent (a big part of the job). We’ve snuck in a few technical errors, so note those, as well as any syntax changes or other edits you think would be advisable. Use the Track Changes function in Word so we can see what you did and attach the text as a .doc when you apply. Please also list two references we can contact who can attest to your awesomeness.

To apply, email us at [email protected], and include “Copy Editor” in the subject line.

Please get your submissions in by midnight on Friday, August 8. We promise to look at and reply to every single one.


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