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Copy Editor - Temp

Copy Editor - Temp

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Metro English Canada

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Job Posting: Copy Editor - Temporary


Metro News is currently looking for a new temporary team member to its Toronto newsroom.  The successful temporary Copy Editor candidate will be responsible for:



What you will do:

  • Layout and copy editing of assigned pages for all English-language markets on tight deadlines
  • Monitoring the wire services for any breaking news
  • Proofreading and editing all pages for which the candidate is responsible before going to press
  • Writing compelling heads, decks and display copy
  • Taking on a variety of editorial tasks, as assigned
  • Provide alternatives for layout to maximize the effect of content


Who you are:

  • Minimum 3 years newspaper experience in layout and copy editing
  • Experience managing social media platforms, Content Management Systems and knowledge of SEO are assets
  • Experience in page design
  • Post secondary education in journalism or related field
  • Strong display writing skills
  • Experience in copy editing and proofing
  • Expertise in InDesign
  • Knowledge of CP style
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Effective problem-solving skills


Metro is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier free recruitment process to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require an accommodation during this process, please inform Metro of your requirements.