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Lead Editor

Full-Time
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Company Location:
Chicago
,
US
Job Location:
Remote
Level:
Mid-Level
Pay:
$
55.00
(
Hourly
)
Category:
Editing
Posted on:
November 19, 2021
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Job Description

Draft.dev is looking for a full time senior editor to join the list! Draft.dev has a robust editing process, from tech reviewers to development editors to copy editors, to ensure that our content reaches a high level of polish before it is sent out to clients.

Are you an experienced non-fiction editor who wants to move in the direction of team leadership? Are you familiar with maintaining style guides and ensuring editorial quality across a team? Do you understand the different levels of editing: developmental, line, and copy? Are you experienced in communicating with writers, particularly writers who are subject experts first and writers second?

We're looking for a full-time lead editor to join our roster! Draft.dev has a robust editing process, from tech reviewers to developmental editors to copy editors, to ensure that our content reaches a high level of polish before we submit it to our clients. Our lead editor will help oversee the editorial process, suggest improvements to process and documentation, and work closely with an all-remote team to ensure high-quality edits on every article.

Please note that our full-time positions begin with a six-month contract (1099 if in the US) at the posted hourly rate. After six months, full-time positions convert to a salary (W2 if in the US) equitable to your hourly rate at 40 hours a week. Benefits currently include 5 weeks PTO.

About the Company

Draft.dev is a content marketing agency focused on creating in-depth, technical content for growing technology startups. We work with subject matter experts from around the world to create tutorials, blog posts, and e-books for our clients. Founded in 2020, we're a small but quickly growing team of technologists, writers, marketers, editors, and designers.

We'd Like Someone Who Can

  • Be a resource for editorial questions from writers and editors alike
  • Make recommendations to management as to when and how to expand editorial team
  • Maintain style guides and editorial processes and help them evolve
  • Understand and quickly learn complex technical topics at a high level
  • Promptly and clearly communicate with writers and Draft.dev team members
  • Work closely with our Editorial Director and our Tech Content Lead

Expectations

  • 5+ years of professional editing experience in technical or comparably complex subject matter
  • 1+ years of leadership experience in an editorial environment
  • Proficient in all manner of editing: developmental, line, and copy
  • 32–40 work hours available per week
  • Deliver on deadlines
  • Adhere to and improve editing processes, style guides, etc.
  • Comfortable in all-remote environment

Perks

  • Flexible hours, location, and (almost always) asynchronous work
  • $55/hour starting pay rate
  • Opportunity for advancement to a Managing Editor role
  • Help shape the direction of a quickly growing small business and help our freelance writers improve their skills

Hiring Process

  1. Submit your application. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are only able to respond to applicants we plan to move forward with.
  2. Top applicants will be asked to complete a paid trial assignment.
  3. You'll join a 30-minute interview with our Editorial Director to learn more about our process and team.
  4. You'll have a short call with our CEO to learn about the company vision and this role's impact.

Ready to Apply?

Questions? Email chris@draft.dev for more information.

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