Proofreader

Holland, Ohio | Freelance | Job ID #44563 |
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While our Detroit client is known for being a leading producer and retailer of video and digital audio books, they offer a collection of tens of thousands of premium shorter-form spoken-audio programs. The Proofreader will play a key support role on the team working with key internal and external partners to manage ingestion of existing and production of new content, along with research into new content opportunities.

Roles and responsibilities:

The Proofreader coordinates complete and timely metadata and image delivery for all in-house and external productions, works with providers to secure manuscript and production materials and if applicable, works with internal and external partners to create metadata, images, and copy for new or existing productions. You may assist with editorial review of new audio programs.

You will attend onsite check-in meetings to ensure that writing efforts are aligned with content release dates and promotion awareness for published material. Also, you may help the team assess prospective content partners and ingestion of new content. The Proofreader will assist the team in managing flow of titles in and out of content channels as well as review video copy.

Candidate should be:

  • An avid consumer of online media, including books (audio and digital), websites, blogs, and other digital content sources
  • A self-starter with impeccable analytical skills and written / verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Able to thrive in a high-energy, entrepreneurial environment

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree, preferably in the humanities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Editorial flair and a curative eye to help craft products
  • Familiarity with social media and Web-based research tools (e.g., Google)
  • Technical proficiency in Windows operating environment
  • Fluency in Outlook, Excel, and MS Word
  • Able to multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Good presentation skills
  • Strong relationship building skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with content management systems
  • Experience with professional proofreading, copy-editing, and fact-checking experience in Publishing
  • Experience in a web-based publishing environment or media company
  • Some data-entry experience
  • Some familiarity with database concepts
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Disclaimer:

  • 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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