Sports news proofreader required (remote)


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Vacancy Details

Employer: Briefly News

Are you a wordsmith? Does bad grammar or spelling make you cringe? Is English your native language? 

Do you have an interest in all things sports?

Then Sports Brief is looking for you!

 

The perfect candidate will be able to improve the quality of daily published articles, ensuring they are carefully proofread, easy to read and standardised according to in-house style and international journalism.

 

This position is a work-from-home position that will require a laptop or PC, as well as a reliable and stable internet connection.

 

This position is a full time, Monday to Friday (9am to 6pm).

Applications should be emailed to [email protected] and put Sport in the subject line. 

 

Please, do not reply to this advert. We will only accept emailed CVs. 

If you have not received any feedback within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

WHAT TO DO:

 

  • Proofreading and fixing at least 50 articles per day (approximately 20 000 words) during working hours;

  • Ensuring that the best editorial practices and company standards are being followed carefully;

  • Double-check that names, places and organisations are spelt properly and that facts, dates and statistics are accurate;

  • Suggest changes to enhance articles’ readability, conciseness and style, sending writers an explanation of a mistake;

  • Check illustrations and captions are correct;

  • Checking grammar and spelling in social leads and headlines in Facebook posts;

  • The salary on offer is $700 to $800pm (at present, about R11 000 to R12 5001).

WHAT WE OFFER:

 

  • This is your chance to join a friendly and highly skilled team. 

  • Professional growth is guaranteed. 

  • You will receive monthly performance reviews and feedback from a copyeditor and managing editor, access to analytics and project KPIs.

  • Regular training sessions.

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