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Help Wanted: Copy Editors for MuslimMatters




Update (11th July 2015): The deadline for applications has now passed. JazakumAllah khair to all those who applied – and to all those who pointed out the typos in this post! Good catch, masha’Allah! ;) We have many applications to sort through, which will take a good 2-3 weeks, especially with Eid coming up, so please bear with us. Due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to reply to every one. You should hear back from us within three weeks if you were successful, insha’Allah. Otherwise, there will be plenty more opportunities to work with MM in the near future, so please keep your eyes peeled for further announcements. Many thanks for your support, and a blessed Ramadan and Eid to you all! – Mehzabeen

[divider]Help Wanted: Copy Editors for MuslimMatters[/divider]

Title: Copy Editor

Application deadline: July 10th, 2015

Muslim Matters is an established digital magazine that regularly delivers award-winning content to readers residing all over the English-speaking world.

Our mission is to provide a safe, online community, which discusses issues relevant to Muslims, offering practical solutions, shaped by the experiences and viewpoints of our writers.

The site launched in 2007 with a handful of bloggers. It has since grown into an organization of over 50 volunteer staff – including editors, technical support, respected scholars, and talented content providers – all dedicated to the same vision: to please Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) by enabling orthodox thought leaders to affect positive change.

Masha’Allah, our articles have a global audience, and we are looking for multiple copy editors to join our team to help produce content of the highest quality, that will benefit thousands of Muslims all over the world.

If you want to volunteer your time and skills to aid the growth of a committed and creative dawah organization please read the Job description and Requirements below and send your resume with a covering letter addressed to the H.R. Manager, via recruitment[at], quoting the reference: “Copy Editor”.

Please note that we are unable to respond to all applications: successful candidates will be contacted within three weeks of the closing date, insha’Allah.

[divider]Role: Copy Editor[/divider]

Reports to: Transcription Team Lead, Managing Editor & Editor-in-Chief


The copy editor will work as part of the larger editorial team to perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Mechanical editing of grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Minor Content editing: covers logic, syntax, structure, and fact checking.
  • Major Content Editing: involves critiquing posts and digging holes in arguments with the aim of solidifying the article.
  • Copy editing Islamic scholarly articles.
  • Copy editing transcripts of lectures, which includes listening to the lecture and making sure the transcriber correctly transcribed the lecture and that it is readable.

Successful copy editors will possess the following attributes:

  • Computer expertise
  • Familiarity with pagination and design software
  • Creativity
  • Detail oriented
  • Deadline driven
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Meticulous proofreading
  • Strong fact checking


Prior experience editing articles with a publication or a Muslim organization preferred. A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related fields preferred.

College students are welcome to apply for an internship.

Work Schedule

This is a voluntary role that will involve up to 4 hours of work a week, to be completed remotely.


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