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Copyeditors check over writers' final drafts to ensure they're free of errors. They also make sure the writing is easy to read and fits Common Mag's editorial style (we love the Oxford comma!). Copyeditors begin the editing process by fixing any grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors. They also double check that names, places and organizations are spelled properly and that facts, dates, and statistics are accurate. If you join our small team of copyeditors, you'll be assigned articles to edit as they come up and will be expected to finish your edits within a week. This position is not a huge time commitment, but does require a portfolio in the application.


A Contributor handles the ideation and creation of compelling content for Common Mag's website. You will be required to pitch and write at least one article every three weeks, but if you want to write more within that time frame, we won't stop you! Another part of a Contributor's job is to actively promote their work on social media and engage with Common Mag's accounts across various platforms. No previous writing experience is required, although we do ask anyone who applies to submit at least one example of their writing so we can get a sense of your style (this could be a school assignment, work done for a past job, etc.).
*All positions are volunteer-based

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