Copy Editor (English Desk)

Mkini Dotcom Sdn Bhd

No. 9, Jalan 51/205A, Off Jalan Tandang, 46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:-

  • Editing copy, written by reporters or features writers, to remove spelling mistakes and grammatical errors;
  • Rewriting material so that it flows or reads better and adheres to the ‘home’ style of a particular publication;
  • Ensuring that a story fits a particular word count by cutting or expanding material as necessary;
  • Writing headlines that capture the essence of the story or are clever or amusing;
  • Writing standfirsts or ‘sells’ (brief introductions, which sum up the story underneath the headline);
  • Liaising with reporters, journalists and editors;
  • Checking facts and stories to ensure they are accurate, adhere to copyright laws, are not libellous or go against the publication’s policy;
  • Proofreading complete pages produced by other sub-editors using the main basic proofing symbols;
  • Keeping up to date with sector issues, e.g. by reading related publications;
  • Adapting all these skills for a publication’s website.

REQUIREMENTS:-

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Education/Teaching/Training, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Linguistics/Languages, Mass Communications or equivalent.
  • At least 3 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
  • Preferably Senior Executives specializing in Journalist/Editor or equivalent
  • Determination
  • Resilience
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Excellent standard of grammar and spelling
  • An understanding of the law relating to publishing and journalism
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal & IT Skills

Send your application to [email protected]

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