Copy Editor - Night Shift/Digital Entertainment

Burbank, California | Freelance | Job ID #56180 |
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Our client, an entertainment studio, is seeking a Copy Editor to join the Digital Entertainment team.


  • Copy edit every story that is published on entertainment online site during the evening shift, which ranges from 15-20 nightly, as well as occasional reading of scripts for video production and longform pieces.
  • Work with editors to prioritize the workflow of exclusive and breaking news stories and the tentpole events of the year in the entertainment industry: awards season, summer movie season and fall TV premiere season.
  • Assist in the incorporation of any changes to copy as dictated by legal team.
  • Maintain consistent brand tone and style in copy.
  • Assess linked articles to increase reader retention on the site.
  • Make fast, accurate choices to keep copy moving to publish in an environment with rolling deadlines.
  • Working with staff and freelance writers on both a local and remote basis to ensure accuracy and consistent brand tone in their stories.


  • 5+ years of copy editing experience in a digital newsroo
  • A love of pop culture and the ability to thrive in an environment that requires both speed and accuracy
  • Comfortable with giving feedback to writers on both line edits and overall structural changes to stories.
  • Able to multitask and flexible enough to reprioritize duties based on breaking news.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience working and editing in CMS systems
  • Bonus if you have an undeniable appetite and enthusiasm for working in an environment that can be different every day and an unmistakable sense of urgency and ambition
  • A keen awareness of a digital media landscape that is constantly evolving and adapting as technology changes and audiences shift their attention and how that will affect our brand.

​Does this sound like you? Apply today! 

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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