Operations

Copy Editor

Copy Editors uphold Torchlight's standards of style and grammar in our written output. They work with all members to proof and edit their content before final publication. These will be from short-form blurbs to full policy analyses. Experience or interest in student government is a plus, but not required. The outside perspective without student government experience is also a plus for this position. A demonstrated competency and passion for good, accurate writing is needed.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Proofread text and correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors

  • Ensure verification of factual correctness of information, such as dates and statistics

  • Check text for style, readability, and adherence to editorial policies

Necessary Characteristics

  • Writing skills: Copy editors must be able to help staff write clearly and with good logic, and ensure that content has correct punctuation, grammar, and syntax

  • Detail-orientation: A main task of the job is to make written work error-free, and to ensure that it matches the publication's required style

  • Detail-orientation: A main task of the job is to make written work error-free, and to ensure that it matches the publication's required style

  • Interpersonal skills: Good communication and interpersonal skills help editors communicate with tact and encouragement to writers

SGA knowledge required/preferred: