Sr Proofreader

Sunnyvale, California | Freelance | Job ID #67593 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a global creative content production company, is seeking a Sr Proofreader to join the team.


  • Edits and proofreads a high volume of marketing materials and brand communications, including product packaging, signage for retail and channel partners, e-commerce, and brand guidelines
  • Works closely with editors and the legal, production, and project marketing teams to ensure accuracy and integrity across all deliverables
  • Ensuring brand quality and consistency across many thousands of print and digital mechanicals distributed to global partners
  • Editing and/or proofreading complex copy decks and marketing collateral, such as comparison signs, collections signs, product pages, features pages, marketing guides, and internal material
  • Dedication to brand excellence and to maintaining the highest level of quality and confidentiality


  • A BA or BS degree in English, Journalism, or the equivalent
  • 7+ years’ experience in editing, copyediting, and/or proofreading marketing and technical materials at a publication, design firm, corporate marketing communications department, or ad agency, preferably for a creative or consumer brand
  • Able to work synergistically with the editing team and other teams to preserve brand linguistic integrity of style, tone, voice, grammar, usage, and format
  • Must have a nuanced understanding of language conventions and familiarity with standard style and usage guides, especially The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work diplomatically in a dynamic, confidential studio environment
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to focus, prioritize, and pivot in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working for global brands
  • An understanding of the production process and of brand channel, retail, interactive, and packaging practices
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to handle concurrent projects, track milestones, manage active deadlines, advance deliverables, and find solutions to daily challenges
  • Able to navigate complex processes and tools, including a specialized ticketing system to edit and route deliverables
  • Flexible during high-volume periods (longer hours and weekends) and able to adapt and assimilate immediately if called on to work for a few hours within an environment of constant change, simultaneous projects, and shifting priorities and timelines
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Photoshop, and iWork

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • 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.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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