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The First Church Of Christ Scientist

Boston, MA

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Copy Editor - JSH Editorial

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Boston, MA

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JSH Editorial

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Job Title: Copy Editor

Department: JSH Editorial



The Copy Editor is responsible for ensuring that the contents of each issue of the Christian Science Journal, Christian Science Sentinel, and The Christian Science Monitor’s daily article on Christian Science are grammatical, reflect standard English usage, are in conformity with the department’s “Stylebook”; that all factual information (Biblical, Christian Science, secular, etc.) is accurate, and that there are no typographical errors.


1. Copy edits all content of each issue of the Journal, Sentinel, and daily Monitor article on Christian Science, for grammar, English usage, spelling, word division, punctuation, capitalization, accuracy of citations, proper use of Christian Science terms and titles, and typos. Does the same for the English online version of The Herald of Christian Science articles.

2. Copy edits the Weekly Tip for JSH-Online.

3. Copy edits ads that appear in the Christian Science periodicals.

4. Checks that all factual information (Biblical, historical, geopolitical, literary, scientific, etc.) is accurate, engaging in whatever research is needed to ensure the integrity of what is published.

5. Compiles the Journal or Sentinel “letters” column each week and month, editing them as needed.

6. Provides information needed to respond to letters that come to the department about the periodicals.

7. Serves as a general information resource to department members, including research for special projects.

8. Undertakes special proofreading assignments at the request of The Christian Science Board of Directors.


Reporting Relationships

Supervisor: Managing Editor

Supervises: None

Regular Contacts

This position has regular contact with JSH colleagues, employees and managers of various Church, Publishing Society, and Library departments, readers and contributors.



College graduate. It is preferred that the incumbent have three years of experience in an editorial environment.


Requires good knowledge of written and spoken English; must be familiar with the use of standard reference materials, including the Internet. Excellent proofreading skills, ability to set priorities, and to keep a large quantity of material moving on schedule.

Technology Skills

Google doc and Adobe InCopy K4 skills are required.

Work Environment

Must be able to work in a tight deadline-oriented environment.

Engagement with Christian Science

Mother Church membership and Primary class instruction are required.

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