Copy/deputy editor

at Iomauna Media GmbH
Location Mitte, Germany
Date Posted 11. December 2017
Category Writing / Editing / Translation
Job Type Part-time

Description

Founded in 2002, Exberliner is Germany's foremost independent English-language magazine. Based in and focused on Berlin, it covers culture, nightlife and politics with a monthly print edition, a website and editorial newsletters. We are currently looking for a:

Copy/deputy editor (staff position)
The person holding this position is responsible for maintaining Exberliner's editorial standards and voice across all platforms, as well as helping to oversee the monthly print magazine production process under the direction of the editor-in-chief. Specific duties include:

  • Copy editing and packaging print and online articles according to house style (line editing; rewriting or restructuring as needed; creating headlines, subheads and tags)
  • Overseeing story progress and edits for junior members of editorial team; enforcing deadlines for section editors and columnists
  • Heading up print magazine proofreading/fact checking and implementing final text changes with art editor/graphic designer
  • Proofreading social media posts, biweekly email newsletter and sponsored content
  • Filling in for web editor in case of absence
  • Administrative duties and occasional writing as required

Requirements:

  • Airtight command of English-language spelling, grammar and sentence structure – only native speakers (or those at a native-speaker level) will be considered
  • At least two years journalism or editorial experience (print preferred)
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • Fanatic attention to detail; excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with Exberliner's print and online editions and its editorial concept

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • lived in Berlin for at least a year, and developed an overview of the city's political and cultural landscape beyond the “expat bubble”
  • a journalism degree
  • decent command of German (level B1 or higher)
  • previous experience with flatplans, website content management and/or Adobe Indesign
  • An aversion to PR-speak, blogspeak, and the phrase “poor, but sexy”
  • The urge to remove the serial comma in the above sentence

Please submit your application to editor@exberliner.com