Copy Editor

Hearst Communications Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 3 months ago

Copy Editor HTV Digital

Hearst Television is seeking a grammar and style expert, with a strong knowledge of AP style and a knack for writing digital headlines. The copy editor will be responsible for reviewing and editing digital content published to more than two dozen local Hearst TV stations' websites and apps. The ideal candidate is passionate about grammar, punctuation, and news and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. This position is located in Pittsburgh at WTAE and will report to the Senior Copy Editor.

Job duties:

  • Follow AP style and grammar

  • Write and edit headlines and social copy and associated digital assets

  • Use news judgment to prioritize copy editing requests

  • Coordinate with local stations and existing digital teams to meet their needs

  • Ensure ethical journalistic standards

The ideal candidate has:

  • A passion for news, grammar, words, and the order of words

  • At least 2-4 years of relevant experience

  • Experience in digital news

  • Familiarity with social platforms

  • Strong news judgment and understanding of journalism ethics

  • The ability to stay calm and focused in high-stress situations

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications or related field

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Copy Editor

Hearst Communications