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Sunday, August 01, 2021

Are you a grammar and spelling nerd? Apply to be an Alligator copy editor.

Fall 2019 staff
Fall 2019 staff

This is the application for Spring 2020 Copy Desk at The Alligator. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability.

In addition to the online application, applicants must come into the Alligator office (at 2700 SW 13th St.) on Jan. 5, 7, 9 or 12 between 6 and 7 p.m. to take a copy editing and fact-checking test. (This excludes returning Alligator copy editors.)

Applicants must be a current UF or Santa Fe College student.

Please don’t hesitate to email the copy chiefs: Ellen at ebausback@alligator.org, Meagan at mdipolo@alligator.org or Blake at btrauschke@alligator.org if you have any questions.

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JAN. 10 at 11:59 p.m. 

Please apply here.

Responsibilities include:

  • Mandatory attendance at a staff meeting every Sunday at 4 p.m.

  • One night of work (from around 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.) on either Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday

  • Willingness to pick up remote work during the week

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with AP style and fact checking

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently under deadline

  • Good attitude and team player

  • Willingness to learn from criticism and grow as a writer and editor

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