- Rockville, MD
- Job Terms:
- $23 hr
- Start date:
- posted by:
- Debra Powell
This is a long-term contract role, 1 year with possible extension, on-site in Rockville.
Reviews all print and web material created by in-house agency to ensure it meets the highest editorial
and quality assurance standards, adheres to corporate style, conveys company voice, and is
consistent with corporate brand positioning.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Edits all copy to ensure it adheres to voice and brand positioning.
Ensures all copy is consistent, accurate, and adheres to style standards.
Copyedits and/or proofreads all written communications for usage and grammar.
Identify grammar, style, and voice issues in materials, and recommend solutions for rewriting copy.
Reviews materials for quality assurance, comparing versions to ensuring all annotations/edits have
Communicates all edits and comments clearly and effectively to colleagues.
Helps maintain Editorial style guide.
Performs light copyediting duties and research projects as needed.
Builds and maintains thorough knowledge of all product lines, business channel
communications needs, and major legal and compliance guidelines.
Understands the demands of colleagues across different disciplines—design, account management,
traffic, product, and electronic communications—and finds innovative ways to support their needs.
Serves as an effective and valued member of the Creative + Editorial Services team.
Bachelor's degree, preferably with concentration in English, journalism, communications, or
equivalent work experience.
Minimum 3-5 years experience as a proofreader in a high-volume communications
department or advertising agency.
Excellent editing, proofreading, and organizational skills, and a strong attention to detail.
Proven ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage a high volume of work
simultaneously; ability to function with a considerable degree of independence.
Excellent command of English grammar and Associated Press style rules.
In-depth experience using Microsoft Word (proficiency using Track Changes feature) and
Adobe Acrobat (proficiency using comment tools).
Solid understanding of the difference between proofing print materials and web content.
Strong communications skills a must.
Taking a position with our client gets you in with a leader in its field.
Our client is a five-star medical provider who, as an innovator, was the first in their industry to offer electronic health records. They’re constantly on the forefront of innovation in the healthcare field, both for their technical advances as well as for their community involvement. Volunteerism and community service are critical components of their approach to improving the general health in all of their neighborhoods.
Our client practices what they preach, and has a strong commitment to work-life balance and a healthy lifestyle. On many of their campuses you can find fitness centers, walking paths, as well as volleyball and basketball courts. Stay healthy while developing your career path!
Aquent places talented writers, digital designers and user experience candidates, as well as editorial candidates with this market leader every day in one of a number of locations throughout California We’ve had the benefit of twenty years of experience placing talent at this company and there is an extensive network of talent here, not only actively working for Aquent, but also now senior members of the organization who have been converted to permanent employees over the years.
As a temporary employee working through Aquent, you are paid as a W2 and you are eligible for our subsidized benefits package.