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Job Details

Editor / Writer

Company name
Employment Research Insitute (ERI)

Location
Pasadena, CA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Writing, Editing, Marketing

Posted on
Mar 27,2019

Profile

Job Title:                                                            Editor/Writer

Division:                                                             Marketing  

Reports to:                                                        Content Manager

Direct Reports:                                                 None

Location:                                                            Remote or Pasadena, CA

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Editor is responsible for supporting the content manager in proofreading, editing, and some writing for articles, blogs, and campaigns.  He/she will work closely with marketing and sales teams; ensuring robust communications that are utilizing best grammar, style, and communication practices. This role acts as the digital team’s editorial editor, encompassing copywriting, editing, web content and email campaigns.

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Check text to ensure it is well written and logically structured
  • Retrieving articles from archives and rearranging within publications
  • Correcting spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
  • Look out for potential errors and discuss them with the content manager
  • Check illustrations and captions are correct
  • Typesetting and designing layout
  • Ensuring that publications are prepared on schedule
  • Preparing preliminary pages for the title, contents and preface of a publication
  • Ensuring that illustrations are correctly captioned and referred to in the text
  • Checking that authors have provided all the required materials and assets.
  • Maintaining awareness of new words or phrases coming into popular usage with a view to ensuring they’re appropriate for the readership
  • Following a style checklist to ensure consistency in hyphenation, capitalization, formatting of references, etc.
  • Works with Content Manager to develop creative and copy for websites to ensure both search engine visibility and favorable user experience
  • Additional responsibilities as appropriate

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, writing, marketing, or related field
  • Two or more years of editing experience
  • Experience in copywriting/copyediting or article writing is a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Understanding of print and digital work flows

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • High attention to detail, specifically grammar and tone of voice
  • Ability to succeed in a in a fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Self-motivated
  • Team oriented, but comfortable working alone
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under deadlines
  • Creative eye for design

*Send resume and/or portfolio link. This is a freelance position, but other options available to the right candidate.

 

This job description sets out the duties of the position at the time that it was drawn up. Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or level of responsibility entailed.

 

Company info

Employment Research Insitute (ERI)

Company Profile
At Employment Research Institute, we are constantly working to provide new services and resources. Each month, we are accomplishing new goals and expanding our horizons.

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