Copy Editor

WHY join us?

Mothership is Singapore’s leading youth-focused digital news platform.  

As we mark our 8th year since our conception, we invite passionate, talented and dynamic individuals to join us as we embark on our next phase of growth.

You will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside our key leaders and industry practitioners, and to witness the impact of your work on the millions of people whom we serve every day,

As an organisation, our colleagues and our audiences are at the heart of all that we do. We strive to build and preserve a people-centered culture with a focus on personal development and professional growth.


WHAT is this role about?

As a Copy Editor, you will work as part of Mothership’s editorial team, guiding and coaching our writers and content creators in ensuring and improving the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of our editorial work. 

A snippet of what you can expect to be doing on a day-to-day basis:

  • Participating in day-to-day news gathering, reporting, and story development, to produce high impact and effective content, presented in a creative and digital-friendly manner
  • Sourcing helpful supplemental elements while achieving accuracy, brevity, and clarity
  • Fact-checking, editing copy for spelling, grammar, and style, and coordinating publishing schedules
  • Coaching and mentoring writers and content creators
  • Working with fellow editorial leaders to develop and implement culture, systems, and processes that facilitate accurate and error-free reporting and content creation


WHO should consider?

We are looking for someone with minimally three years of operational experience in digital copy editing, and with experience in managing teams and projects.

If you are someone who:

  • Has sound news judgement
  • Is committed to the core values of quality news writing
  • Is meticulous and has an eye for detail
  • Is able to edit copy quickly and accurately under pressure and time constraints
  • Has an appreciation for Mothership’s history, values, and content

... we’d love for you to be part of our team!

Crucially, you must possess the mental stamina, tenacity, and agility to work in an intensely dynamic, fast-paced, and competitive media environment.


HOW do you go about applying?

If you are interested in speaking with us, email your resume (in PDF form) to [email protected]. Please include "Career Application – Copy Editor" in the subject line. 

Bonus points if you can provide samples of past writing works along with your resume, or even a short self-recorded video on why we should hire you. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.