Copy Editor, Instagram

Washington, District Of Columbia | Freelance | Job ID #67920 |
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Our client, a TV Network, is seeking a freelance Copy Editor to join the Social Media team.


  • Copy Editing for Instagram accounts that exceed 300 million followers
  • Using the Curalate platform, copyedit the captions of images submitted by photographers
  • Given the high traffic, the copy editor is the frontline position for reviewing posts for sensitivity, ensuring the accuracy and objectivity of the captions, and adds clarity and improves the writing, whenever possible
  • Manage the formatting of posts for consistency
  • Check facts in the post; add additional context or clarity from story or situation as needed for the lay reader
  • Calculate and add metric conversions where relevant
  • Add sourcing for citations or references that we want to avoid as being generalized or established as fact (e.g. results of one study)
  • Review text and images for sensitive material, such as advocacy stance, nudity, and situations with children
  • Edit text to ensure that caption reads well, applying outstanding knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and English usage. With guidance from the company Style Manual, the copy editor applies house style
  • Work is moderately supervised. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and overall adequacy and accuracy. Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Supervisory approval is obtained on situations where practices and procedures do not exist or where deviations to existing procedures occur


  • Proven skills in copyediting and proofreading
  • Close attention to detail
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and maintain responsiveness and high-quality work amid immediate and competing deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Ability to take initiative and solve problems
  • Judgment in enhancing readability of text while maintaining author’s voice
  • Experience with Instagram related copy for brands, ideally within media & entertainment


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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search 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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