Copy Editor/Writer

UJA Federation of New York | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/22/2024

About the Organization:

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.


The Copy Editor/Writer is responsible for the editing and proofreading of a wide range of materials for UJA-Federation of New York, the world’s largest local philanthropy. The Copy Editor/Writer is both a meticulous and authoritative resource and arbiter of organizational brand and style, and a deft writer with a firm handle of UJA’s voice.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Copy edit and proofread all material for print and online – including e-mails, web pages, social media posts, publications, and more – produced by the Marketing & Communications department, as well as other departments as necessary.
  • Establish and enforce house style standards, including grammar, usage, and branding.
  • Maintain, monitor, and use research databases for fact-checking marketing statistics, population data, and all other relevant facts.
  • Enforce legal standards for usage.
  • Traffic and coordinate jobs with M&C staff and other departments as necessary.
  • Articulate style standards through wiki and other platforms.
  • Writing assignments, which may include email, social media, and speeches.


  • Five years or more of professional experience in editing, preferably marketing and other editorial material.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • First-class editing and proofing skills, with knowledge of The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage.
  • A deft writer and editor with a firm handle of UJA’s voice across multiple genres.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and clients with a light-hand and professional manner.
  • Strong computer literacy on both Mac and PC platforms and ability to adjust easily to changes in technology.
  • Consistent and intense attention to detail (e.g., checking all the link on every email).
  • Ability to work with great accuracy under deadline pressure.
  • Superior wiring and research skills.
  • Ability to spot a broad range of errors, including spelling, grammar, usage, logic, design, and layout.

Salary Information:

The salary range for this role is $72,000 to $75,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications listed above.


Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.


We offer a generous number of vacation days and have the Jewish holidays off as well. Fridays our offices close early (October to March at 3:00 pm and April to September at 4:00 pm). All so you can relax and recharge.


We’re operating on a hybrid work model: three set days in the office and two days remote. So enjoy the best of both worlds — the comforts of home and the energy of the office.


UJA provides a top-tier medical and dental plan, along with a flexible spending account. We also offer life insurance. And for a small cost you can take part in on-site yoga and exercise classes at our Manhattan office. Wellness matters to us.


UJA employees can enroll in a pension plan and tax deferred annuity.


Classes, workshops, and compelling speakers will keep you at the top of your game.


We come together as a staff to commemorate holidays (from Rosh Hashanah to MLK Day), volunteer at nonprofits, and celebrate our accomplishments together. (Our chocolate chip cookies are legendary!)


We also offer a backup childcare program. And a commuter benefit plan. So, you can get to work and feel good about it.

Salary72,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Marketing/Communications | Marketing/PR
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit
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