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. Proofreader with Financial Services experience preferred!!! Responsibilities for this role include:
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.
REQUIREMENTS: Interested candidates must meet the following minimum requirements for the PROOFREADER position.
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
Education/Credentials: English or related degree or equivalent experience
Minimum of 5-8 years of proofreading experience, ideally in a financial services setting relations, along with negotiating skills and budget management