Proofreader

Overview

The main role of our proofreader is to provide internal proofreading and quality checks of various client and proprietary documents including Word or pdf documents, PowerPoint or Prezi decks, web content, banner ads, microsites, print ads, out-of-home boards, brochures, miscellaneous collateral items, proposals, etc.  This position is ideal for an experienced proofreader who would like to move to a junior copywriter role.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Proofread advertising materials and use standard, industry-wide symbols to note edits required or errors detected.
  2. Ensure copy edits have been made in layout and trademark symbols are in place.
  3. Fact-check information, as requested, or as you identify the need during proofreading efforts.
  4. Reference AP, Midan and client style guides.
  5. Update and distribute Midan style guide on a quarterly basis.
  6. Work with copywriter to generate copy for advertising materials.
  7. Use creative instincts to develop engaging concepts to fulfill client expectations.
  8. Other work as directed.

Qualifications

2-3 years related professional experience in an agency environment

Expert command of English grammar, mechanics, spelling, grammar and punctuation

In-depth experience using AP Style Guide

Scrupulous approach to detailed work

Careful eye for catching grammatical, typographical or compositional errors and incorrect word usage

Ability to review content, fact-check information and raise flags about questionable or inconsistent information

Strong oral and written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills

Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment while working independently

Ability to adapt to fluctuating project demands, including rush requests, and manage multiple projects and deadlines

Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Prezi and Adobe Acrobat

Education, Training and Network

Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or other related field

 

Candidates must successfully pass a proofreading test to be considered.

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