Copy Editor

Location
New York
Posted
Oct 19, 2012
Closes
Nov 18, 2012
Contact
Ms. Ellen Scarano
Category
Marketing, Other
Duration
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY

The copy editor is responsible for the crucial editing and proofreading of a wide range of materials for UJA-Federation of New York, the world’s largest local philanthropy. The copy editor needs to be the meticulous and authoritative resource and arbiter of organizational brand and style.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

•Copyedit and proofread all material for print and online — including invitations, brochures, stories, publications, and more — produced by the Marketing & Communications department, as well as other departments as necessary.

•Establish and enforce house style standards, including grammar, usage, and branding.

•Monitor and complete work channeled through Automated Design Gallery.

•Maintain, monitor, and use research databases for fact-checking marketing statistics, population data, and all other relevant facts.

•Enforce legal standards for usage.

•Traffic and coordinate jobs with M&C staff and other departments as necessary.

•Articulate style standards through wiki and other platforms.


COMPETENCIES AND EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

•Five years or more of professional experience in editing, preferably marketing and other editorial material.
•Bachelor’s degree.

•First-class editing and proofing skills, with knowledge of The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage.

•Strong computer literacy on both Mac and PC platforms.

•Consistent and intense attention to detail.

•Strong writing skills.

•Ability to juggle multiple projects and clients in a collegial, professional manner.

•Ability to work with high accuracy under deadline pressure.

•Superior Internet and other research skills.

•Ability to adjust easily to changes in technology.

•Ability to spot a broad range of errors, including spelling, grammar, usage, logic, design, and layout.


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