The Hired Guns are seeking a Digital Copy Editor with experience in a fast-paced environment and a knack for fine-tuning content for a consumer audience. Get set to join the close-knit, highly organized content team of a leading hospital system that is widely hailed as an innovator in digital content. This is a full-time contract role with potential to convert to a staff position if you absolutely crush it!
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
Over the past five years, this prestigious hospital system has completely revamped and revolutionized their digital presence to become a trend-setter in comprehensiveness, ease of use, and cutting-edge tools for their patients and other audiences. They have evolved into a rhythm of continuous improvement, which means the innovation wheels never stop turning here.
As a Digital Copy Editor, you’ll play a key role as the clearinghouse for content that helps guide patients and other members of the public through the complex world of finding the best quality healthcare. You’ll work closely with the writing and editing team to provide editorial guidance, primarily copyediting, but also a significant amount of line editing and top editing. Meanwhile, you’ll also cast your eye on page structure, navigation, and SEO-friendliness.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You have a great shot at joining this team if you’re an experienced editor and copy editor who’s highly adept in editing for clarity, accuracy, consistency, and style guide adherence. You’ve worked for digital content sites where the focus is providing in-depth and authoritative material while making it accessible to a layperson audience.
We’d love to meet you if you’ve worked for a hospital, academic medical center, healthcare organization, digital agency, or science-focused media outlet. You’re highly organized and able to function effectively within a well-established process, but you’re also always on the lookout for better ways to do things and are effective in proposing and implementing your ideas.
An outgoing and confident attitude is a must-have, as is the ability to perform optimally in a fast-paced environment and cheerfully roll with it when priorities suddenly change.
Finally, you have a solid understanding of web content organization and navigation as well as SEO. And you have ambitions to manage people and grow your career in the direction of editorial leadership.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
Because you’re looking for new challenges in your editorial career. Because you’re ready for the consistency of a steady, full-time-equivalent gig with a fantastic organization. Because you want your editing skills to have a meaningful impact on patient care.
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.