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Proofreading and fixing at least 50 articles per day (approximately 20,000 words) during working hours. Ensuring that the best editorial practices and company standards are being followed carefully. Double-checking that names, places and organisations are spelt properly and that facts, dates and statistics are accurate.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:1 year

Job Description/Requirements

Ghana's biggest digital entertainment and news platform YEN.com.gh is looking for an experienced Copy editor!

WHAT TO DO:

  • Proofreading and fixing at least 50 articles per day (approximately 20,000 words) during working hours.
  • Ensuring that the best editorial practices and company standards are being followed carefully.
  • Double-checking that names, places and organisations are spelt properly and that facts, dates and statistics are accurate.
  • Suggesting changes to enhance articles’ readability, conciseness and style; sending writers explanations about mistakes.
  • Checking that illustrations and captions are correct.
  • Checking grammar and spelling in social leads and headlines in Facebook posts.
  • Preparing monthly performance reviews for each writer.
  • Organising training sessions for writers to improve their performance.




REQUIREMENTS:

  • Flawless command of the English language is essential, including grammar, spelling, punctuation and semantics.
  • University degree in English/journalism/media studies or related field.
  • 1-2 years experience in online media, digital field or working in a similar capacity.
  • Expertise in the local and world news media industry would be an advantage.
  • Independence and dedication as this is a senior position.
  • This is a full-time position: Monday to Friday (8 am to 5 pm / 9 am to 6 pm). This position requires both remote and office work.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A good laptop/PC (at least Intel 3).
  • Good, stable and reliable internet connection (uncapped, with a line speed of at least 4MBps). Cellphone data is not acceptable.


CORE VALUES:

  • Passion for news.
  • Understanding of Ghanaian political landscape, pop culture and celebrity lifestyle.
  • Sense of responsibility.
  • Hard worker.
  • Goal-oriented - can work with deadlines.


WHAT WE OFFER:

  • This is your chance to join a friendly and highly skilled team.
  • Professional growth is guaranteed.
  • Free workshops and training sessions, opportunity to learn from the biggest global players in IT and media worldwide.
  • Competitive salary.

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