Copy Editor

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Created in 2002 by Marc Eckō, Complex is a leading global youth entertainment network showcasing the evolution of major pop culture categories, including streetwear and style, music, sneakers, and sports. Complex is a juggernaut in the content and culture space, delivering unprecedented global reach.

Complex is the world’s definitive cultural commerce, content, and experiential platform. We have created an all-new operating system built for the next generation, seamlessly integrating discovery, inspiration, community, and shopping. The company represents an expansion of the original vision with a deep understanding of convergence culture and its impact on contemporary society.

Whether through video, long-form editorial, or social content, Complex tells stories that engage dynamic conversation with our communities. Our internet-breaking cover stories document the heroes of culture and take them to the next level through product collaboration and shoppability.

Complex has become experts in creating immersive environments at our IRL experiences and cultural events. ComplexCon is our flagship festival bringing together the world’s most influential brands and artists for an unforgettable weekend of style, sneakers, art, design, food, music, inspiration and more. 


Join us to help redefine the way people shop, while building a global marketplace that moves at the speed of culture. Complex is committed to building a high performing team that is passionate about what they do and the communities we serve.

Everyone at Complex truly believes in the company and its mission; it’s a requirement for working here. There is synergy within the teams that make Complex what it is, a well-oiled machine. Employees are at the forefront of the company's success because every one of us is given the opportunity to provide suggestions, feedback, and direction.

The Role

Complex NTWRK is seeking a freelance Copy Editor to join the editorial team. The Copy Editor will edit multiple stories per day, serving as the final editorial check before copy goes into Complex’s content management system for publication. The ideal candidate is someone who has a background in copy editing with a high level of attention to detail and knowledge of the space Complex thrives within. We’re looking for someone who knows if it’s K-Dot or K. Dot, Aimé Leon Dore or Aime Leon Dore, Lebron or LeBron.

Who You Are

    • Minimum of 2 years of copy editing experience at a website, newspaper, or magazine.
    • Familiarity with AP style and knowledge of Complex’s tone, style, and standards.
    • A deep understanding of the Complex brand and subjects covered.
    • The ability to work through copy with consistency and in a timely manner.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Proficiency in Google Drive.

What You'll Do

    • Proofread written content in adherence to Complex’s Style Guide.
    • Verify facts, dates, and statistics cited in the content to ensure accuracy.
    • Edit news and features articles on a daily basis, taking deadlines and priority into consideration.
    • Communicate with editorial team members if questions arise while copy editing stories. 
    • Conduct thorough proofreading to identify and correct any remaining errors or inconsistencies.
    • Rewrite or rephrase sentences and paragraphs to improve clarity, readability, and overall quality.
    • Collaborate with writers and content creators to develop engaging headlines, subheadings, and captions.
$22 - $25 an hour
The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to experience and performance. The range listed is just one component of Complex's Total Rewards offerings for employees.
We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of the job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some incumbents assigned to the job to perform a different combination of duties.
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