Proofreader and Editor (On-Site Employment)

Location
Nassau County, New York
Salary
Salary+Benefits
Posted
Sep 14, 2017
Closes
Oct 14, 2017
Metro Area
New York
Duration
Full Time, Internship

About Marquis 

Since 1899, Marquis Who's Who has remained the standard for reliable and comprehensive biographical data. Each year, we strive to continue the tradition established by our founder, Albert Nelson Marquis, over 117 years ago with the first publication of Who's Who in America. Our suite of publications has proved to be a reliable resource of biographical information for librarians, students, researchers, corporate executives, journalists and personnel recruiters, among others. In addition to our print publications, we recently introduced our patrons to Marquis Biographies Online. Comprised of over one million biographies, Marquis Biographies Online is an expansive database that offers the most up-to-date biographical information and searchability designed to yield quality results. As Marquis Who’s Who continues to take steps into the digital world, we are excited to expand our services, thereby satisfying our patrons’ needs.
 

About the Proofreader Position

As a proofreader, you will become a key member of the editorial department. You will review biographical data presented in various formats, including, but not limited to: press releases, magazine articles, and biographical narratives for various print publications and online features. Copy editing will be required at times. You will also be expected to write narrative content and complete data entry tasks as needed.

The position will be based in the Long Island office. The ideal candidate will have prior proofreading experience, demonstrate incredible attention to detail and possess the ability to multitask. S/he will need to provide writing samples upon request and should be prepared to take a proficiency test as part of the candidate screening process.

Responsibilities:

  • Proofread content written by the editorial department for print and online features, making corrections to spelling and grammatical errors, typographical errors, and checking for consistency and accuracy in accordance with the Marquis in-house style, and the style specific to each publication
  • Copy edit content when needed, tracking changes to be reviewed by the writer and management
  • Review design layouts, calling attention to design inconsistencies/errors
  • Meet deadlines assigned by editorial managers
  • Report to editorial managers on a daily basis, as well as team leads when appointed

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience in proofreading
  • Keen eye for detail and command of the English language
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under deadline pressure
  • Experience with MS Office, especially Word
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign a plus

 

About the Editor/Staff Writer Position

As an editor/staff writer, you will be responsible for creating/reviewing biographical content in various formats, including, but not limited to: press releases, magazine articles, and biographical narratives for various print publications and online features. You will also be expected to complete data entry tasks as needed.

The position will be based in the Long Island office. The ideal candidate will have prior editing/staff writing experience, demonstrate the ability to read and understand information and present it in a clear and concise manner, and possess the ability to multitask. S/he will need to provide writing samples upon request and should be prepared to take a proficiency test as part of the candidate screening process.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and review content for print and online features, keeping in mind the importance of consistency and accuracy in accordance with the Marquis in-house style, and the style specific to each publication
  • Copy edit content when needed, tracking changes to be reviewed by the writer and management
  • Meet deadlines assigned by editorial managers
  • Report to editorial managers on a daily basis, as well as team leads when appointed

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience in editing/writing
  • Superior writing skills and the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
  • Keen eye for detail and command of the English language
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately under deadline pressure
  • Experience with MS Office, especially Word

Paid Internship Opportunities are available for College and Graduate Students. Please specify that you are interested in applying for these opportunities in your cover letter.