Copy Editor

New York City, New York | Freelance | Job ID #43356 |
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One of our Financial Services clients is looking for a skilled Copywriter/Editor with experience writing creative copy, as well as B2B marketing writing/editing and proofreading skills, to work onsite within our internal content department, developing external and internal facing marketing materials. Portfolio's should demonstrate a variety of experience with B2B advertising, marketing campaigns: advertising campaigns, social media, white papers, infographics, products spec sheets, video scripts, web and mobile.

Copywriter/Editor Responsibilities:

  • Ability to write in a persuasive-yet-straightforward words style with a focus on email and digital communications
  • Write original, brand-compliant copy for online and/or printed marketing materials
  • Apply editorial skills and knowledge to improve whitepapers and case studies
  • Review and proof files created by in-house teams and creative agency partners for adherence to email best practices and compliance with business-specific style guides
  • Communicate with copywriters and designers using Work Front software to provide direction and edits on projects
  • Work with multiple lines of business and creative teams as the copy editor and subject matter expert to develop new marketing communications
  • Work with brand and business teams for multi-stage internal reviews and approvals
  • Work within tight schedules and deadlines
  • Work with regulatory and accessibility compliance guidelines

Copywriter/Editor Requirements:

  • 4-year degree in communications, creative writing, journalism or editing, or similar discipline
  • Minimum two to five years of experience, preferably in the digital space and/or with some agency experience; preferred B2B agency
  • Insanely keen eye for detail, grammar, punctuation, and errors
  • Proven ability to check, re-check, and check again to ensure all prior revisions are in place and that emails work, as expected
  • Strong organizational skills a must—this position requires an amazing ability to manage multiple (12+) projects simultaneously
  • Ability to find the two errors in this job description

Optional, but Optimal:

  • Knowledge of Web UX/UI helpful
  • Knowledge of Excel helpful
  • Knowledge of InDesign helpful
  • Knowledge of AP style guide and/or Chicago style guide experience following internal style guides
  • Financial experience preferred
  • Experience in Work Front and ProofHQ a plus


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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