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Freelance Copy Editor

Music Times, LLC is a global music and entertainment online media company located in New York City. The company's first entertainment news website Mstarsnews.com was established in June 2012 followed by Classicalite.com and the newest Musictimes.com.

Music Times, LLC is currently experiencing rapid growth. Mstarsnews.com has already been recognized as the top 40 music and entertainment website according to Comscore. It is also recognized among the top websites with the most traffic in the world by Quantcast.com.

Job Description:

Music Times, LLC, is in search of a freelance copy editor to work closely with the senior staff in a fast-paced, high-pressure entertainment digital news sites.

The position calls for a solid background in journalism and its required skills, including news judgment, grammar, spelling, and critical thinking. It also requires a broad, current knowledge of national and world events.

The copy editor will work collaboratively with a team of writers to craft all of the copy for our websites. We need someone who is a strong title writer; someone who will ensure all of the copy is urgent, compelling and concise.

May lead to a long-term, possibly full-time staff position.

Desired Skills & Expertise

Candidates must have several years of experience writing for a digital publication. They should be fluent in AP writing style. Candidates should prides themselves on nailing every detail and remaining calm while working fast and efficiently. They should thrive on working in an intense, but exhilarating start up environment.
The copy editor will be responsible for checking facts and making sure the writing matches photo/video.
Candidate should be well-versed in SEO and have experience in using it to drive traffic.

To apply, email resumes@musictimesco.com specifying writer position in the subject line and attach the following:

1. cover letter (including 3 writing samples)
2. Salary history
3. resume (including LinkedIn profile or personal website)
4. 3- 5 references

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