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Copy Editor [68335]

Company: Onward Search
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Managing EditorAbout youYou'll oversee the copyediting process, have a keen eye for detail and sharp editorial judgement. You have experience writing and editing thought leadership articles, Q&As, listicles, as well as managing the creation of infographics, video and other multimedia content. You understand how a good story is told. You can get into the mind of your customers to ensure tone and language is appropriate and engaging. You also understand and have some experience with content distribution, including email and social media (organic and paid).You enjoy mentoring junior staffers and freelancers and helping them learn the "why" behind your edits. You are comfortable with managing all daily publishing activities and making sure deadlines are met. You love to learn and can't wait to share your knowledge with others. You are mentally copyediting this role description as you read it. About the jobThe content you manage help our Commercial Real Estate (CRE) customers stay on top of the latest industry news and research and will ensure we are publishing daily updates that meet their needs.Daily: Every day will be fast-paced, and you can expect to work on a range of projects. You will manage all daily editorial operations, including scheduling articles and copyediting all Daily Market Updates, News, Video scripts and freelance contributions. You'll work closely with the Senior Content Producer to ensure all content is published on time and meets editorial standards.Weekly: Continuously refine editorial processes to increase efficiency, content quality and adapt to user needs; collaborate with marketing partners to lead content distribution efforts; work with the Content Writer and external video partners to shape, create and revise content and manage all related logistics (video shoots, editing workflow, etc.); collaborate with Legal and Business partners to get content approved.Quarterly: Work with the Head of Content, Writer and Senior Content Producer to refine and expand the editorial calendar.Qualifications

  • Have a proven track record of working under tight deadlines and implementing and managing editorial standards, deadlines and quality control
  • Encyclopedic knowledge of editorial style guides, including AP Style, and publishing process flows
  • Strong writing skills; will need to write headlines, captions, and other supplemental copy as needed
  • Ability to use all standard software tools and, more importantly, the ability to learn new ones
  • Proactive idea-generator and problem solver
  • Demonstrated flexibility - able to shift strategies and tactics when required
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • More than five years of full-time editing experience for digital publications, with at least two years in a daily editorial management role

Keywords: Onward Search, Chicago , Copy Editor [68335], Advertising , Chicago, Illinois

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