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Experienced Copy Editor, Agence France-Presse, Washington DC

posted December 16, 2016

Agence France-Presse (AFP) is seeking an experienced copy editor to work on its English Desk in Washington DC. The position is available immediately. Applications should be submitted by January 8, 2017. The English Desk in Washington is the main editing hub for stories from AFP reporters in North America and Latin America. The desk of 12 editors operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year producing stories for AFP’s global audience. Candidates must be flexible and open to working evening, weekend and overnight shifts. The job involves editing stories written in English and translating stories from French and Spanish into English. English Desk salaries and conditions are outlined in the contract with the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild, which can be consulted online at http://www.wbng.org/afp/index.shtml. At least five years of news reporting and editing experience are required. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and to multitask. Excellent French is required along with some Spanish. Washington is the headquarters for AFP’s North America operation, which consists of bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, San Francisco and the United Nations.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Chris Lefkow – chris.lefkow@afp.com

Susan Stumme – susan.stumme@afp.com

Cindy Ling - cindy.ling@afp.com

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