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Catalog Copy Editor

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We are looking for an experienced senior copyeditor to support a fast-growing catalog editorial operation.

Primary Responsibilities

- Assume a leadership role for the catalogs you direct or support by attending all required meetings through the life cycle of a catalog, communicating daily with internal cross-functional partners, staying up to date on any schedule changes that might impact staffing or our ability to meet critical deadlines, and ensuring the accuracy of the final produce
- Prepare Word documents for each new catalog spread, referencing Excel copy map for spread content
- Copyedit and proofread all catalog copy, ensuring accuracy of information and compliance with style guide and brand standards
- Work closely with Catalog Merchants to capture updates to product information and pricing
- Follow up on notes to Production and Retouching, ensuring requested changes are made
- Circulate proofs for each book
- Compile revisions and reconcile all input on proofs; assume responsibility for complete accuracy of compiled information
- Paginate all versions of catalogs
- Review color separator’s blueline proofs for accuracy and conformance to our mechanical files
- Partner daily with Production team to set schedule and determine staffing
- Act as liaison between Merchant and Creative teams
- Maintain history of all copy revisions to each catalog throughout its entire production cycle
- Maintain style guide and copy archives
- Develop strong familiarity with all categories of merchandise by attending seasonal product walk-throughs
- Copyedit and/or proofread copy for website, marketing, corporate sales, packaging, signage and special projects as required
- Attend status update meetings with Merchant, Creative, Production and Copy partners

Skills Required

- Strong organizational skills; extremely detail oriented
- Excellent copyediting and proofreading skills
- Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects in a deadline-driven environment
- Ability to partner and work proactively with multiple departments; self-starter
- Works collaboratively as part of a team

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