The copy desks checks all stories for accuracy/factual errors and makes sure everything's in AP Style and doesn't have any grammar mistakes. All new reporters will be required to take at least one copy shift before finishing the new staff member training process.
Some staff members have started out at The Daily through joining the copy desk first. You don't have to know anything about AP style since our Copy Chiefs will teach you everything! They'll also go back through stories after you read them, so it won't be the end of the world if you miss something while going through.
If you're interested in joining the desk or learning more, fill outour google form or reach out to the spring Copy Chiefs Emma Yarger and Jennifer Zhan directly at [email protected] so they can get in touch with you.