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Content Writing

Copy Editor/Proofreader

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  


The Office of Communications seeks a meticulous Copy Editor/Proofreader to help ensure the University’s public-facing communications maintain an exceptionally high level of accuracy and overall excellence that reflects positively on the University’s reputation. The copy editor/proofreader will provide detailed fact-checking for a wide range of print and online materials where 100% accuracy is critical. The Copy Editor/Proofreader will also provide organizational support to the editorial team in the Office of Communications.

This position is a benefits-eligible, 2-year term position. 

This job is in-person four days a week, one day remote.


  • Copy edit print and online materials using the University’s AP-based style guide and proofread for accuracy, often under tight deadlines.
  • Provide organizational support to the editorial team in the Office of Communications.


  • Thorough knowledge of Associated Press style. Demonstrated ability to provide copy editing and proofreading to the highest standard under tight deadlines. Ability to prioritize and juggle responsibilities. Organized and expert problem solver. Self-motivated with ability to work independently and also as part of multiple teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 3+ years experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a college or university setting.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Know Your Rights

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Probationary Period

180 days

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required


Experience Level

Entry Level


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