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Copy Editor - Fact Checker

Department: International Business Times

Job Title: Copy Editor - Fact Checker

IBT Media, the parent company of International Business Times, a global online news publication, is looking for a News Copy Editor to join our growing team. The successful candidate is diligent, adaptive, and flexible.

As a copy editor, you will be responsible for reviewing, editing and fact-checking breaking reports, commentary and analysis. The position requires working within a fast-paced, collaborative environment, as well as having strong news judgment.

The position requires enforcing copy and style guidelines. The right candidate will have a strong understanding of grammar, spelling, usage and style. On occasion, you will be called upon to write short reports. 

This is a great opportunity for a detail-oriented and highly organized job seeker. Previous news editing experience is preferred but we are willing to take on promising entry-level candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Correcting and proofreading grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors
  • Adhering to journalistic ethics
  • Double-checking names, places and organizations for correct spelling
  • Fact-checking dates, statistics and quotes
  • Enhancing articles with supplemental information
  • Giving feedback and suggestions to reporters
  • Updating the front page of the website
  • Writing and contributing to headlines
  • Assigning articles to reporters

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent understanding of AP style
  • Ability to write smart SEO headlines and understanding of SEO best practices
  • Knowledge of Google and other search engines
  • Basic knowledge of business, news, politics, sports and entertainment
  • Results-oriented and quick thinker
  • Basic knowledge of social media
  • Based in the New York area but we are willing to take on candidates who work remotely
  • College degree in journalism, English, or a related field


About IBT

IBT Media is a fast growing global digital news organization, delivering news and insight to over 20 million monthly readers across the world. With innovations across the newsroom and the platform, we are engaging a new generation of readers with content that speaks to their interests, analysis that serve their businesses, and insight to make sense of a globally connected world.