The core function of this position is to check articles for readability; proofread them for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors; fact-check them for accuracy, and confirm that their style and format meet editorial policy before publishing for The Western Journal. Sections of The Western Journal also include Liftable, The Wildcard and Conservative Tribune.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with strong attention to detail, a passion for the truth and a meticulous approach to the work. We want people who are passionate about what we stand for. The story and values and mission of Liftable Media may be found on our about page. The Ethics and Editorial Standards for The Western Journal, which this individual will be responsible for knowing and adhering closely to, may be found here.
The schedule for this particular position would be standard business hours Thursday - Monday with Tuesdays and Wednesday off. Some flexibility regarding daily start time is possible.
Review 16-20 stories per day, averaging 400-800 words each
Fact check ages, dates, historical events, locations, names of businesses and groups, numbers, personal quotes and attribution, titles and factual claims
Copy edit for grammar, spelling, typos, AP and house style, etc.
Story edit for comprehension and cohesion
Embed media as necessary
Review headlines and marketing copy for accuracy and spelling
Ensure the text conforms to The Western Journal’s house style
Participate in brainstorming and other collaborative meetings
Assist in maintaining the editorial calendar
Find and manipulate appropriate images to accompany articles
Provide regular constructive feedback to writers
A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, History, or similar field with high writing and editing requirements
Previous experience in copy editing
Excellent written English, including good spelling and grammar
A meticulous approach to work and an eye for detail
The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines
Superior communication skills and a proven ability to collaborate
The ability to adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
Proficiency in online content management tools (experience working in WordPress or directly with basic HTML a plus)
Familiarity with The Associated Press Stylebook a plus
Interest in and knowledge of current events, news and politics a big plus
Experience with social media -- especially Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter -- a plus
Ability to work every weekend
Understanding of the values and the mission of Liftable Media, Inc. and willing to promote and uphold these both at work and with potential partners, readers, and subscribers
We value company culture and hold it to a high standard. For this reason, we try to make work a fun, relaxed, and highly productive environment. Therefore, we offer the following benefits:
Healthcare, dental, and vision plans available for full-time employees
Flexible PTO for full-time employees
Volunteer PTO for full-time employees
401k + company match for full-time employees
Newer 30,000 sq. ft. building with an employee lounge, game room, library and gym
Casual work environment
Walking distance to Anthem businesses and restaurants
Monthly catered lunch for the office
About The Western Journal / Liftable Media Inc.
Liftable Media, Inc. is a media company that drives positive cultural change through liftable media, truth, and storytelling. We are proud to operate some of the world’s top conservative news and commentary news sites.