Monday, 30 March 2015

Copy editors needed

Cult Noise logoCultNoise Magazine is seeking versatile proofreading and editing course students with exceptional attention to detail and some knowledge of photo manipulation to join their ever-growing team of copy-editors.

CultNoise was founded in 2014 by College of Media and Publishing students Sami Clara and Sara Larkham, and in under a year has already become a force to be reckoned with.

It has over 200 writers and average monthly views exceeding 20,000 (demonstrating steady growth of 55.94% since October 2014. They are now looking to broader horizons.
Since they are a student-run magazine, this is an unpaid position. However, benefits include:
  • Working from home and flexible working hours.
  • A wealth of crucial experience.
  • The ability to publish your own articles without needing to wait for them to be reviewed.
  • Employment references should you apply for a job in the industry.
  • A featured position on their ‘meet the team’ page.
  • Copy-editors are also occasionally promoted to sub-editor positions, such as music editor and literary editor, when they have proven themselves when such positions become available.
Previous copy-editing experience is not necessary, but candidates must:
  • Possess an exceptional eye for detail, including typographical errors, factual errors, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and house style.
  • Be self-motivated, possess great organisational skills, and be able to edit 2-3 articles per week.
  • Possess some knowledge of photo manipulation, using your own software to manipulate images for use on the magazine.
  • Have a keen interest in the 18-24 year old demographic.
  • Possess the confidence to rewrite content, titles, headlines and engagements to a high standard where needed, without making drastic changes to the original article.
While full training will be provided in the form of a comprehensive welcome pack, they should have:
  • Some knowledge of WordPress, including experience with uploading images, manipulating text, and including features such as quotes and embedded tweets.
Interested candidates should email a CV to info@cultnoise.com, and they will get back to you with more information.

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