Freelance Proofreader

June 4, 2018

Are you looking for a great freelance position in a well-established and highly regarded ad agency? Well, we’re looking for someone with a strong command of words, grammar, punctuation and proofing/editing skills to help with our overflow. A person with exceptional attention to detail, a great listener and a trusted partner who can serve as a last line of defense in making great creative work for Clients in the food, beverage and hospitality industries.

All kinds of content (print and digital ads, enewsletters, press releases, etc.) will come your way. You will be tasked with understanding and enforcing brand guidelines to ensure work leaves our doors free of mistakes. For the time being, this will be an on-location freelance job with hours dependent on our overflow volume.

Ultimately, the primary trait we look for at Marriner is innate curiosity. We love curious people, because they never stop learning. They never stop asking questions. They never stop digging for the truth. We’re big believers in getting to the bottom of things, and curious people act as the fuel to help us get there. Granted, you can’t just be curious. To work here, you need to be nice, too. If this sounds like you, and you don’t mind Friday afternoon happy hours, you know where to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Review projects in various stages of completion to ensure the copy is spelled correctly, has proper grammar and is factually accurate; the right images are included; all links (for digital jobs) are functioning properly; and all Client directives are met
  • Learn and apply various style guides and standards, including AP, Chicago and NLEA packaging requirements
  • Update/maintain/enforce Client brand guidelines
  • Communicate with various Agency departments—traffic, creative and account—to ask and answer questions when needed while providing proofing feedback

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • BA in English, marketing, public relations, journalism or related field (good GPA is a must)
  • Proficiency in MS Word (mastery of Track Changes feature), Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others, as well as independently with self-direction
  • Strong organizational skills while managing multiple projects, prioritizing and meeting tight deadlines
  • Positive attitude and general spirit of teamwork
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