Senior Copy Editor
Hearst Communications
 Pittsburgh, PA

Senior 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, to lead a team of copy editors. The team will be responsible for copy editing a large portion of the digital content published to more than two dozen local Hearst TV stations' websites and apps. The ideal candidate is an organized self-starter with a mind for establishing processes, comfortable with learning new online tools to improve workflow, and has experience managing a small team. This position is located in Pittsburgh at WTAE and will report to the digital content team's managing editor.

Job duties:

  • Follow AP style and grammar
  • Write and edit headlines and social copy and associated digital assets
  • Establish and manage workflow of incoming copy editing requests
  • Prioritize and assign copy editing requests based on urgency
  • Manage a small team and the schedules of the team to cover various day-parts
  • Coordinate with local stations and existing digital teams to meet their needs
  • Ensures ethical journalistic standards

The ideal candidate has:

  • A passion for news, grammar, words, and the order of words
  • Management experience
  • Spent 3-5 years as an editor or copy editor
  • Experience in digital
  • Familiarity with social platforms
  • Strong news judgment and understanding of journalism ethics
  • The ability to stay calm and focused in high-stress situations
  • Flexibility to multitask and evolve workflow as needs change
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications or related field