Proofreader - onsite 40 hours/week approx 5 month assignment

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The Proofreader is responsible for reading content for grammar, style and brand, and for validating the accuracy and completeness of changes and content to all documentation produced by the department.

• Collaborate with designers, art directors, marketing managers and production to provide proofreading services as a function in creating timely and professional marketing documents
• Correct grammatical, typographical or compositional errors in original copy
• Validate the accuracy and completeness of changes to all documentation produced by the agency.
• Provide precise and timely review of marketing materials for accurate use of logic, composition, style and brand
• Must be able to check, monitor and maintain brand consistency
• Work with marketing managers and art directors to make copy refinement recommendations when appropriate or necessary
• Work with art directors to offer minor design recommendations when appropriate or necessary
• Assist in maintaining consistency and standards in language and format by working with publishers, clients and business partners
• Provide content for style guides as needed to drive consistency across all materials
• Maintain a working knowledge of investment products and services
• Manage and prioritize a high volume of work under tight deadlines
• Continually expand awareness of current advertising trends, advertising and brand strategy, and company goals.
• Act as partner, maintaining solid relationships with clients and others in the agency

Required Skills:
• Familiarity with Associated Press Stylebook
• Exceptional attention to detail, and ability to focus for long periods
• Excellent command of the English language, coupled with an ability to recognize proprietary writing styles
• Significant knowledge of layout, design and typography
• The ability to electronically mark up PDFs with changes
• Service-oriented and focused on satisfying the needs of the greater department
• Sound judgment and decision making
• Proven ability to institutionalize error-free process

• English or related degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 5-8 years of proofreading experience, ideally in a financial services setting