Company Name: Daily Kos
Job Industry: Copywriting
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job Description:

Daily Kos is the nation’s largest liberal online political community, news organization, and activism hub. We produce news you can do something about. Powered by millions of dedicated activists, we’re transforming media and organizing by empowering regular Americans to reshape politics.


We are recruiting a highly experienced copy editor to join the Content Division, to structure, fact check, and polish Daily Kos staff stories. The ideal candidate is obsessive about the details and has strong feelings about the Oxford comma.


This position reports to the Copy Chief.


This role is exclusively represented by the Pacific Media Workers Guild, CWA Local 39521.


The position may require weekend work.




  • Copy edit and proofread Daily Kos staff stories for style, grammar, syntax, and punctuation and to ensure all content reflects Daily Kos’ editorial mission and complies with the Code of Ethics
  • Ensure that all stories conform to editorial guidelines and are written in a clear, concise, and engaging style
  • Fact-check articles to ensure accuracy and integrity of information
  • Formatting edited content in the Daily Kos CMS
  • Maintain and update in-house editorial and style guidelines as appropriate
  • Work with writers and editors to to offer comments and suggestions to improve and strengthen their craft
  • Identify and prevent duplicate content and plagiarism
  • Other responsibilities as assigned




  • 4+ years of copy editing experience for print and/or digital newsroom or similar setting
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment




  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Fluency in AP style and other editorial guidelines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Has basic knowledge of U.S. progressive politics and news
  • Comfortable with a virtual working environment
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, Markdown, and social media
  • Be tech and internet savvy (we use Google Docs, Slack, Dropbox, Asana, and lots of other tools that make work life easier)


At Daily Kos, we believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures that our employees contribute to our organization help us be more effective activists, and we are proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity workplace. We have a team of amazing people with different backgrounds and talents that are energized by the day’s news events and are united by common cause. We’re a company that loves learning and supports growth and training for all our employees.


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