Senior Copy Editor

Location
McLean, VA
Posted
Aug 10, 2022
Closes
Aug 14, 2022
Ref
232103202208
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:

Sparks Group and a renowned global company in McLean, VA have partnered to find a Sr Copy Editor. As the Sr Copy Editor, you will be responsible for ensuring that all creative collateral (print, digital, etc.) are free of copy errors, are concise, consistent, and grammatically and factually correct. We are seeking someone who is able to work on multiple campaigns for various internal brand clients at once, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Sr Copy Editor Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing all creative collateral and comparing copy documents to artwork to guarantee consistency
  • Ensuring creative and copy follows creative brief and all materials are created to spec
  • Validate requirements by cross-referencing artwork against documents and input from approval workflows
  • Editing and rewrite copy to match the asset requirements/word counts while maintaining the style and voice of the writer and the brand
  • Fine-tuning structure, tone and voice, ensuring clarity, coherence and logical flow and consistency in words, typography, art and style while making sure collateral is suited for the intended audience
  • Standardizing the copy aspect of the creative Quality Assurance process to ensure consistency across collateral
  • Establishing standards and styles where they do not already exist (such as regulating the use of hyphens/dashes, capitalization, commas, etc.)
  • Creating, maintaining, and regularly updating a set of Quality Assurance guidelines, including all necessary/frequent copy quirks

Sr Copy Editor Qualifications:
  • BA/BS Bachelor's Degree (English, Communication, Journalism or relative field is preferred)
  • Five (5) years of professional editorial experience, preferably in a design firm, advertising or in-house creative department in a role focused on customer-facing marketing communications
  • Fluid command of English language and grammar
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong proofreading/editing/copy editing skills with high attention to spelling, grammar usage, formatting, style, detail and accuracy
  • Excellent research skills
  • Advanced understanding of editorial principles and proofreading
  • Must be able to adhere to style guides and uphold brand identity
  • Write excellent, clear copy in a variety of styles with accurate spelling and grammar
  • Comfort working on a range of projects from short-form (like headlines) to longer-form (like brand positioning)
  • Familiarity with digital proofreading tools and branded content
  • Have an interest in popular culture, new trends and styles


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Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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