Copy Editor-Americas - ICIS/Flightglobal - Houston

May 22, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Mr. Deborah Farquharson
Full Time
The Houston copy editors form part of a 24-hour global production team that includes people based in London, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Singapore.

Reporting to the Chief Copy Editor – Americas, the copy editor is responsible for ensuring ICIS and Flightglobal output meets the standards required by the business.

Largely focused on the ICIS area of the business, the role would suit someone with strong traditional copy-editing skills who also has the confidence and ability to challenge what is being said in the copy.

Key responsibilities:
- Edit ICIS and Flightglobal copy according to the requirements of each business.
- For ICIS, edit copy with a particular focus on accuracy and the logic of the reporting, ensuring corrections are avoided and the copy is easy to understand.
- For ICIS, develop the ability to determine whether the text of reports supports the price assessments.
- For Flightglobal, edit copy with a focus on ensuring copy is clean and headlines etc are completed to a high standard.
- For both businesses, ensure style is enforced and legal problems are identified.
- For both businesses, complete work quickly and to deadlines.
- For ICIS, keep accurate and comprehensive records of corrections prevented by your editing.
- Complete simple layout tasks in InDesign to a high standard.
- Some travel may be involved.

Key skills:
- Ability to communicate clearly and confidently.
- Ability to copy-edit to a very high standard.
- Ability to copy-edit quickly.
- Ability to copy-edit beyond cosmetic issues and ask searching questions about copy.
- Confidence when dealing with figures such as chemical prices and financial results.
- A proven track record in a dynamic publishing or data environment.
- InDesign skills preferred.
- Experience of using content management systems preferred.
- Excellent written and spoken command of the English language.

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