Spanish Copy Editor

New Rochelle, New York
Based on experience--Benefits, 401K
Nov 21, 2017
Metro Area
New York
Full Time

Position Title:  Copy  Editor (Spanish)

Reports to: Director, Publishing Operations

Employment Status:  ­­­­Part Time

Employment Type:   Exempt

Target Salary:

Department: Creative Services

Position Purpose

Responsible for reviewing and copy editing printed and digital products for Benchmark Education and Newmark Learning, including leveled texts, assessment books, teacher’s guides and resource manuals, sales/marketing materials such as catalogs, pullouts, flyers, invitations, and web site content. Act as an agent of quality control throughout the production stages of these materials.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure the accuracy and clarity of all materials
  • Make material conform to BEC house style guide and project style sheets
  • Correct all errors in mechanics, including spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage & inconsistencies
  • Collaborate and consult with project editors on revisions to the text that affect meaning, tone, style and presentation.
  • Rewrite content when necessary; Check changes made to materials
  • Input text changes in InCopy, Word and Excel documents
  • Work with Project Editors and other staff to resolve editorial issues with content
  • Work with Creative Services department to make art/layout corrections
  • Review printer proofs, products for reprint and content of digital products



Job Requirements/ Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience as a copy editor with a book publisher or other media outlet.
  • Fluency in Spanish grammar, syntax, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Bilingual (English / Spanish) – 100% in both verbal and written forms.
  • Ability to mark text and layout using accepted proofreading marks neatly and accurately
  • Ability to research facts on the Internet quickly and document reliable sources, showing definitive preferences for variant spellings, word forms, etc.
  • Flexibility to follow house style guides.
  • Mastery of all functions of Microsoft Word essential to production of professional documents, including styles and track changes.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Outlook and Excel and Adobe InCopy, InDesign; experience with document management and ability to follow naming conventions and version control protocols.
  • Ability to learn new software and to apply copy editing skills in digital environments.
  • Attention to detail, able to regulate their own productivity and manage schedules; comfortable adapting to changing demands.

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