Editorial Copy Associate, The New Yorker

New York, NY

The New Yorker is a multi-platform media enterprise, spanning print, digital, audio, video, and live events. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, humor, and cartoons. In addition to the weekly print magazine, The New Yorker has become a daily digital destination for news and cultural coverage by its staff writers and other contributors. In print and online, The New Yorker stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, for the quality of its prose, and its insistence on exciting and moving every reader. To see all New Yorker job openings, visit newyorker.com/careers.Job Description


New York, NYThe Editorial Copy Associate is an agile reader with a talent for proofreading, line editing, and querying, and possesses strong editorial instincts and news judgment. This is a Guild position.


  • Copy-edit and proofread articles, pages, and related materials for The New Yorker, suggesting editorial improvements to grammar, style, usage, logic, sense, tone, placement, and concision, and expertly spotting typos and bad breaks on final passes.
  • Proofread and clean digitized stories from magazine archives, insuring that no infelicities have been introduced in the conversion process. 
  • Suggest engaging headlines and other display copy, following SEO guidelines and editorial best practices.
  • Coordinate with multiple stakeholders to prepare and schedule pieces for publication in The New Yorker’s content-management system.
  • Additional duties as required, or as assigned by manager.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Some experience as a copy editor, producer, or proofreader.
  • Strong editorial instincts, writing skills, and news judgment.
  • An eye for detail, an ear for voice. 
  • Good communication skills. 
  • Excellent time-management skills. 
  • The ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfort learning new editorial systems.
  • Experience working with a content-management system (such as Wordpress) for publishing Web content.
  • Experience working with Google Docs and InCopy.
  • Familiarity with the history, style, and values of The New Yorker.
  • Willingness to work some early mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

The expected base salary range for this position is from $66,500 - $70,000. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including but not limited to relevant skills, training, experience, and education.

What happens next?

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