Full-Time Spanish Language Copy Editor/Proofreader (Contractor)

Universal City, CA, USA
Competitive annual salary + health, dental, and 401K
Dec 05, 2019
Metro Area
Los Angeles
Contract, Full Time

NBC Digital is looking to hire a bilingual grammar specialist to edit, transcribe and proofread Spanish-language copy and metadata for our Content Metadata & QA team. As we continue to expand our cross-cultural offerings, we’ll look to you to maintain brand and style guidelines while ensuring all copy, regardless of originating language, adheres to our established standards of quality.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker capable of implementing editorial solutions for a variety of needs. From marketing to UX to pop culture and industry trends, your expertise with Hispanic culture will play an instrumental role in ensuring our shows are portrayed with tonal accuracy to all audiences. Your diligence in driving Spanish language support will be crucial in advancing our position within the competitive, rapidly evolving digital marketplace.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Proofread, copy edit and occasionally generate a high volume of Spanish-language promotional and metadata copy for use in digital applications
  • Ensure that all copy adheres to style standards and reflects established brand guidelines
  • Provide bidirectional translation and localization for existing content, with a view toward intention and tone
  • Perform fact checking to ensure accuracy of information presented
  • Collaborate on creation and maintenance of copy templates and style guide as new product features and functions are implemented
  • Manage requests from multiple stakeholders, ranging from promotional or marketing language to product copy

Basic Qualifications

  • Fully bilingual or Spanish native speaker, with the ability to edit and create quality content in Spanish
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Minimum two years of professional experience as a copy editor or proofreader
  • Minimum one year of experience publishing with CMS, working with digital project management systems
  • Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, extended hours or holidays as needed
  • Must be willing to complete bilingual proofreading and editing test

Desired Characteristics

  • Close attention to detail, i.e. near perfect grammar and strong editing skills in both Spanish and English; detail-oriented with a sharp eye for errors
  • Excellent knowledge of AP Style and American English spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Entertainment industry/television experience
  • Keen awareness of pop culture and media consumption trends
  • Ability to edit calmly and efficiently under daily deadline pressure
  • Experience crafting and cultivating content for Spanish-language metadata aggregation
  • Experience working in JIRA or other project management software
  • Innovative, outside-the-box thinking; creative problem-solving
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills

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