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Copy Editor Part -Time


Copy Editor Part -Time

  • req2288
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • 1254 University Public Affairs
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Division of University Relations is seeking to hire a part time copy editor.

As VCU’s integrated communications and marketing office, the Division of University Relations is energized by diversity and inclusion and thrives on collaboration and innovation. We reflect the culture of the university and health system community in our work. We leverage the power of our institutional knowledge to deliver results, foster an equitable and supportive work environment to empower our talent and work hard to tell impactful stories about VCU and VCU Health.

This person will provide editorial services including substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading and research for print and electronic media in order to deliver and ensure current and accurate information and consistent messaging regarding VCU and VCU Health System and its community to the general public. This position is eligible for flexible work arrangements, including remote work.

- Responsible for implementing editorial policies that ensure the quality and accuracy of all
promotional and informational materials and reflects the overall mission of the university and health

- Proofreads and edits for nomenclature, content, spelling, grammar, consistent formatting and
style, consistent use of terms, liveliness, accuracy and legibility.

- Provides editing and support for creation and management of the VCU News newsletter and
the VCU News site.

- Assist, when needed, with writing news briefs and stories.

- Ensures accuracy with university nomenclature.

- Serves as a department resource for general and university fact checking, AP Style and
grammatical questions.

- Responsible to ensure corrections are made to various university and medical center
publications and websites

- Provides photo suggestions that appropriately reflect copy to team for print media.

- Actively works in team setting to develop and execute concepts to appropriately reflect
content that is strategically targeted for specific audiences.

- Assists department staff in other administrative activities and provides assistance with special
projects as requested.


Proven oral and written communication skills including editing and proofreading abilities, sound
customer service skills; strong computer skills; ability to communicate and present ideas accurately and clearly; proficient knowledge of AP Style; knowledge of university resources, organization and
nomenclature; ability to work in team setting and in a diverse work environment; ability to work with
details and deadlines; ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU. Bachelor’s degree in English, mass communications or humanities preferred; training or experience in copy editing; prefer some experience in customer service setting and experience in a university setting.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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