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Standards Editor

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

When you read news stories, do you find yourself weighing their fairness and checking if their logic is sound? Do you cringe at every typo? Does inconsistent style drive you bonkers?

We are looking for a standards editor to help improve the quality and flow of copy in one of America’s most innovative (and fun) investigative newsrooms. Our stories are often complex and hard-nosed, so you’ll need to ask tough questions and be the last line of defense.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has razor-sharp news judgment and an unshakeable sense of fairness
  • Knows how to bulletproof and polish hard-hitting investigations and longform narratives
  • Is meticulous in examining copy and matching facts in text with those presented in graphics, video and on social media platforms
  • Can make sure all copy is consistent and typo-free
  • Is open to working with various publishing tools, including a CMS
  • Really likes working with others and is good at it

We know there are great candidates who may not fit into what we’ve described above, or who have important skills we haven’t thought of. If that’s you, don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our own staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

If all of this sounds exciting to you, apply using this form. The deadline for applications is April 27.

The job is full-time and includes benefits. We are based in New York, and prefer that you be based in our office in Manhattan.

You can send questions to robin.fields@propublica.org. No phone calls, please.

Want to know about other jobs at ProPublica? We have them.

If this job doesn’t sound right for you, we may have others that are. We are hiring. Here is where we list all of our jobs, and where you can sign up to be notified when there is an opening. Here are the various fellowships we offer for promising journalists who typically have less experience.

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