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Proofreader

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** Note: This is a 12 month contract, but after the first 3 months, contractor will be evaluated to see if the position will continue or wrap up. **

Job Description

Correct grammatical, spelling, sentence structure, and typographical errors for a high-volume marketing department using a variety of brand- and department-specific style guides. Review projects in varied stages of development from first-draft copy deck through to printer-generated proofs.

(This is not a writing or editing position.)

Scope of the project: Ongoing project work -- simple postcards and letters to complex 64+pp documents and detailed pricing charts.

Top 3 preferred skills: (1) Strong communication skills, (2) demonstration of good judgement, (3) application of organization/time management.

Top 5 daily responsibilities: (1) Proofreading variety of marketing materials for grammar, spelling, and correct application of brand style. (2) Quickly and effectively assess/prioritize work as assigned with the goal of meeting defined deadlines. (3) Participate in daily stand-up traffic meetings to share project workload and availability. (4) Meet regularly with proofreading team to discuss issues and best practices for resolving them efficiently and effectively. (5) Strengthen reputation of the proofing and Brand Creative team by providing expertise with a strong service orientation.

# of team members: 3 FTE proofreading experts, 3 contract proofreaders

Will they have any direct reports: No.

Top 3 preferred personality traits: Positive/personable, open/helpful, values relationships and integrity.

Education requirements: Bachelors Degree in English or related field preferred, AA degree required

Travel required: No.

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