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.