Feb 11, 2021

Copy Editor

  • JAARS, Inc.
  • Remote
Part time Communication Mission Jobs Journalism Nonprofit Volunteer Opportunities

Job Description

JAARS is looking for a Copy Editor to join our team of writers in creating compelling content to share the story of JAARS  and motivate others to join in this important ministry.

Use your editing skills to collaborate with writers for various JAARS publications and web content. Your work schedule may be flexible, depending on workflow and turnaround time. Make an impact in people’s lives as you help communicate the life-changing work of giving people God’s Word. Help tell the exciting and varied story of how JAARS helps make Bible translation, language development and Scripture use possible—in the most remote and difficult places on earth.

Opportunity for part- to full-time work. A minimum of 10–15 hours a week is the requested commitment.

Responsibilities

  • Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • Verify factual correctness of information, such as names, dates and statistics
  • Check text for style, organization, readability (clarity, flow, etc.) and adherence to JAARS editorial and messaging policies
  • Suggest revisions to the text to improve clarity and readability
  • Maintain and update the JAARS Style Guide as needed

Requirements

  • A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission and core values of JAAR
  • Excellent persuasive writing and editing skills
  • College degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field
  • One or more years of writing/editing work experience
  • Must provide three samples of personal writing and perform a copy edit of a sample article 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, including Review features, and Google Docs

  • Preferred
           Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style

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