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Proofreader -- Relationship Marketing

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I'm working on this 7-month, contract Proofreader position for my client in San Jose. This is a great opportunity to work on CRM/Relationship Marketing projects for one of the leading e-commerce brands on the web! Candidates must be on-site. Candidates may be able to work one day/week from home (manager's discretion). There is a free shuttle from San Francisco for candidates heading down from up north!


Proofreader, Relationship Marketing

The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative team, contributing meticulous proofreading coverage to ensure our copy is error-free. The candidate will proofread content generated by the Relationship Marketing Creative Team, other internal business units, and external agencies—copy produced primarily but not exclusively for Web and email marketing initiatives.

This detail-oriented self-starter is highly organized, comfortable in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment, able to proofread flawlessly "on the fly," and able to articulate concise edit direction in both written form and via the MS Word markup tool.

The candidate is an experienced proofreader, with a comprehensive grasp of English grammar and usage rules. Thorough familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style is essential, while the ideal candidate will also have professional experience working with unique brand style guidelines, and customer-centric direct-response and merchandising language.

Because the proofreader will work within our intensely collaborative process—interacting directly or indirectly with copywriters, designers, legal staff, project managers, and internal clients—a reliable ability to exercise diplomacy while resolving issues efficiently and effectively is also essential.

Job responsibilities
• Proofread marketing and customer-support communications in both text-based and graphic formats
• Help ensure copy is error-free, in terms of both conventional English usage and internal style guidelines
• Work closely with cross-functional groups to deliver publication-ready copy that serves project objectives and brand standards
• Champion quality standards for copy company-wide

Job requirements
• Flawless grasp of English grammar and usage rules, including correct use of punctuation marks, capitalization, and spelling
• Solid track record of professional proofreading
• Strong grasp of direct response and customer-focused copy principles
• Strong familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
• Superior interpersonal skills, positive and cooperative attitude
• Effective organizational skills and capacity for working in an environment that requires independent judgment, problem solving, and time management
• Proven ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel; and an ability to quickly learn proprietary tools and systems
• Experience buying and selling on eBay preferred, for familiarity with eBay language and audience perspective

Experience
Minimum of 5 years professional experience as a proofreader working within the direct response, retail marketing, or e-commerce arena

Education
Bachelor's degree in English, communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field

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