Copy-editor jobs at Egypt Independent new website

  • Posted 2 months ago
  • Experience


  • Working time

    Full time

  • Language(s) spoken

    English (Mother tongue)

  • Salary range

    To be agree on hiring

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Egypt Independent is seeking a new Copy-editor

Position: Copy-editor
Commitment: Full-time
Location: Garden City, Cairo
Compensation: Based on skills and experience

Egypt Independent, the English-language news website of Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, is looking to hire a full-time copy-editor. Candidates should by native English-speakers with a background in copy-editing, ideally in a journalistic setting.

The job will be based at our Garden City offices, so applicants should live in Cairo.

The salary will be negotiated with the human resources department upon hiring. However, the position has previously paid LE5,000 per month.

Strong candidates will be asked to complete a copy-editing test prior to an interview.

Please send a covering letter and CV to Ms. Heba Helmy at:

Job Description:

— Edit articles translated from Arabic by our own translators
— Edit articles written by our own writers
— Check facts and clarify any points that are unclear
— Work with translators and writers to improve articles where necessary
— Where necessary, restructure and rephrase articles that need extra work
— Upload photographs to accompany articles
— Identify, edit and upload newswire articles
— Write one "staff" article each week, based on existing published material

— Native English speaker
— Prior experience in the field of journalism and/or editing
— Excellent command of English grammar, punctuation, etc.
— Good feel for journalistic language and the ability to write like a journalist
— Speed in both editing and writing/re-writing copy
— Some knowledge of Egyptian current affairs
Bachelor's degree
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