Copy Editor

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*MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE PROOFING AND EDITING MARKETING MATERIALS IN A CORPORATE OR AGENCY ENVIRONMENT*

Our client, a leader in the financial services industry, is looking for a Copy Editor on a 6+ month contract basis:

Primary responsibilities/essential functions:
-Copy-edits, proofreads and fact-checks materials
-Copy-edits and proofreads print and electronic materials for clarity, grammar, accuracy, consistency, style and tone, and disclosure requirements.
-Verifies statistics and facts against internal and external sources. May compile statistical information from various sources, such as FAMIS, Allbios, Fund Accounting and Fund Results Analysis.
-Recommends copy-edits based on knowledge of target audience and internal and external style guides.
-Updates and/or identifies changes to information in materials that require quarterly/annual updates, including, but not limited to, statistical information and changes in investment and risk disclosures.
-Utilizes appropriate tool(s) to ensure updates are displayed correctly on all appropriate web/digital pages.
-Copy-edits and abridges content to fit sizing requirements as necessary.
-Ensures materials are error-free.
-Tracks changes for Writer and Designer.
-Consolidates and synthesizes comments from various sources, such as Writers, Legal/Compliance, Marketing and/or business owners.
-May work with Writer to improve content.
-Monitors, tracks and incorporates all compliance language updates to ensure materials comply with legal and regulatory requirements
-Determines impact to existing materials when compliance language is added or changed.
-Understands and applies required hedge language across all collateral and channels.
-Monitors, updates and maintains existing copy-editing tools
-Monitors various resources, including, but not limited to, the AP Stylebook, the Chicago Manual of Style, Q&A, Allbios, Disclosure Management Center, and the U.S. Servicemark and Trademark Status Chart, for changes.
-Updates and maintains internal databases, checklists, style guides, biographies and other resources, and updates team members as necessary.
-Stays informed of and incorporates style guide changes in content to ensure consistency of the tone and style of our client's communications.
-Identifies and recommends process improvements
-Documents and reviews work flows to identify potential ways to streamline processes.
-Performs additional responsibilities as assigned.


Skills/qualifications:
-Demonstrates sound judgment in resolving matters of moderate complexity.
-Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills with team members and managers.
-Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work effectively as part of a team.
-Demonstrates ability to prioritize assigned work and complete in a timely manner.
-Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of hedge language, spelling, punctuation, grammar and style guides and ability to apply it to work assignments – Follows Chicago style.
-Demonstrates working knowledge of financial and investment concepts and ability to apply it to work assignments.