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Contract Copy Editor

Editorial | New York, NY | Contract

Job Description

Insider Picks is looking for a Copy Editor to support the needs of our growing team. This is a contract position that will run for three months. 

Insider Picks is Business Insider's affiliate commerce team that offers helpful shopping advice and recommends only the best products and services to our readers to buy and book online.

The Copy Editor will edit reviews, buying guides, comparisons, and more from our freelance network, as well as update existing content as needed. They will collaborate with our team's editors to publish a wealth of search-optimized, evergreen content that helps readers make smart decisions with their money. 

The ideal candidate has excellent editing, writing, and researching skills, thrives in a fast-paced environment, is focused and detailed, and has a passion for products and helping others navigate when shopping online. They are confident and careful when editing any article and can provide clear, specific feedback whenever substantial changes are needed. And they keep Business Insider's voice, style, and audience top of mind.

At least 2-3 year of editing experience and 1 year of experience working with freelancers are musts. A background in product journalism is a definite plus. 

  • The ideal candidate will also: 
  • Have excellent editing, writing, and researching skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be efficient, energized, and have great story judgement
  • Have an ability to identify the heart of a story quickly
  • Familiarity with SEO practices is a plus
  • Familiarity with affiliate marketing is a plus

Business Insider receives a commission from our affiliate partners when readers buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The Copy Editor will always put our readers first, never compromising our editorial integrity and journalism standards. 

This is a contract position that is based in our New York City headquarters and will run for three months.

About us:

Insider Inc. is the publisher of INSIDER, Markets Insider, and 17 international editions of Business Insider, including the flagship NY-based US edition. The company pioneered a digital-native approach to news and information that is social and mobile at its core, for an ambitious and curious global audience that grew up with digital. The company launched in 2007, and in ten years, Business Insider has grown to become the most favorite business news brand in the world, when measured by reach. Insider Inc. reaches a global audience of several hundred million readers and viewers. The company also offers a subscription research service, Business Insider Intelligence (BII), that provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of digital topics. Every year the company hosts IGNITION, an influential media and technology conferences. Insider Inc. is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE. We are always looking for talented, curious and motivated individuals to join our growing team.