War on the Rocks is Hiring a Half-Time Copy Editor

June 19, 2018

***This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest!****

War on the Rocks is seeking to hire a paid, half-time (20 hours a week) copy editor for the summer. This position may be extended into the fall. The copy editor will support the daily editorial process of a fast-growing publication focused on strategy, defense, and foreign affairs. This person will be responsible for copy-editing several long-form articles a day, with a focus on house style, grammar, sentence structure, and clarity. The copy editor is the final set of eyes on the articles before they are published, and will be a crucial part of WOTR’s daily editorial operation.

Applicants must be willing and able to work from WOTR’s offices in Washington, DC. 

Preferred Qualifications:

-1-3 years of experience editing for a newspaper, magazine, journal, or other publication. This can include student publications at the university level. 

-Excellent writing and editing skills with a keen eye for detail.

-Ability to work on tight deadlines and to juggle multiple projects as needed. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample (maximum 2 pages) to editor@warontherocks.com with “Copy Editor Application” in the subject line. Please note that the application process will involve an editing test. 


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