Colony Brands Proofreader in United States
Description Temporary/Part-Time Editor I
Colony Brands, Inc. is one of North America’s largest and most successful direct marketing catalog and e-Commerce companies. Our company has grown from a premier mail-order cheese company to include a diverse portfolio of affiliates, brands and products ranging from apparel to kitchen appliances, while maintaining our roots as a private, customer-centric business based in Monroe, WI. Are you an up-and-coming editor/writer with solid English skills, outstanding attention to detail and a love for jumping into projects? Willing to pitch in and help in a fast-paced, time-challenged workplace? Love to take ownership of a project and run with scissors to the finish line? Have a sense of humor and good communication skills? We are currently looking for a super-flexible, can’t-wait-to-learn-more catalog, web and advertising Editor who has what it takes to work in our Creative Marketing Services Department in Monroe, Wisconsin. This position will mainly be responsible for proofreading, editing and writing technical copy for all brands in our portfolio. This is a great part-time job that could grow into something bigger!
You’ll Be Responsible For: With the fundamentals of “good copy style” and the Colony Brands Copy Style WIKI in your toolbox, the Editor helps proof all marketing and technical copy from the copy staff and gains approval for new or changing rules from merchants, buyers, quality assurance technicians, art directors, brand leaders and legal staff. This position will also work on special projects like writing and monitoring web product copy for all brand sites, learning SEO best practices and updating site page elements, and more. Negotiating shared agreement among many viewpoints will be a key skill for this role; with the help of the managing editor, your success in maintaining this important style guide will hinge on your ability to recommend solutions that are best for the customer, concise, informative and meet all legal standards. You’ll also be responsible for:
Helping edit and proof over 12,000 print, web, homepage and advertising collateral pieces
Performing fact-checking of copy, checks copy against technical specifications
Ensuring proofing and routing deadlines are met on time
Working on multi-channel projects including repurposing current positioning on products or services, editing product instruction manuals, reformatting print copy to web copy and/or prepping photos and other materials for our websites
Identifying opportunities to continuously improve the presentation of our processes, products and services
What It Takes We’re excited about our multiple-brand portfolio and high-growth, full-of-opportunity workplace! Translation: process improvement, project triage and speed bumps are par for the course! The upside? There is never a dull moment or lack of projects to own! With long-term career opportunities, we are looking to add a team leader who can grow with us. Ideally, you’ll have a 2 or 4 year degree in Advertising, English, Journalism, Communication or Publishing. In addition, we are looking for:
Proven ability to write, proof or edit organized selling copy
Experience working collaboratively in a high-performance, high production environment
Has a keen understanding of the legal issues and return costs misinformation can cause and pre-emptively finds and manages issues before they arise
Demonstrated experience giving feedback in a tactful but direct manner.
Excellent written communication skills with associates, peers, seniors, managers, directors and VPs
Experience prioritizing and organizing in a high-pressure environment; producing quality work on tight deadline
Excellent detail management skills
Proficiency in computer-based copy production (InDesign, Word, Web CMS). Experience with HTML helpful but not required.
The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.