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  • ACESjobs-owner@yahoogroups.com
    Responsible for ensuring the quality of text and layouts for SHRM-wide products, with day-to-day oversight of specific client products. Regular products
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 1, 2012
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      Responsible for ensuring the quality of text and layouts for SHRM-wide products, with day-to-day oversight of specific client products. Regular products include editorial materials (for example, HR Magazine, SHRM Online news, the SHRM Conference Daily, newsletters, e-newsletters and SHRM-published books) and marketing and promotional materials (for example, brochures, advertisements, post cards, catalogs and numerous promotional e-mails.) Act as point of contact for production flow between the client department and the Design & Production Department.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
      Copy edit and proofread all text in assigned products for readability, accuracy, clarity, consistency, spelling, grammar, punctuation and good taste, ensuring that it meets quality standards guided by the SHRM Style Guide and Word List, the 2012 Associated Press Stylebook and Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition.
      Work with editors and writers to resolve any substantive questions and ensure clarity in text. Re-write and copy fit text as needed. Ensure final approval of editors, writers and Copy Desk Manager as needed.
      Act as a point of contact between the client department and the Design & Production Department through multiple rounds of corrections to ensure that print layouts incorporate all relevant items and corrections, text is the appropriate length, spacing is used effectively and layouts are consistent.
      Check all charts, tables, graphs and other page elements in assigned products for style and accuracy and cross-check any text (including figures) that also appears in the main article.
      Prepare text as necessary for the Design & Production Department by formatting it to correct specifications.
      Perform quality assurance checks on digital bluelines from the printer as needed.
      Make recommendations for—and help update, publicize and enforce—the SHRM Style Guide and Word List, and create and maintain supplemental guides.
      Other duties as assigned.

      QUALIFICATIONS:
      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


      EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or related field.
      • At least 5 years of experience proofreading and copy editing publications.
      • Firm grasp of English language, grammar, punctuation and commonly used styles. Previous use of AP Style is preferred.
      • Proven ability to proofread and copy edit on deadline accurately and quickly using Track Changes in MS Word and using standard proofreader's marks on paper.
      • Ability to organize work and time productively and meet the demands of competing priorities while requiring minimal supervision from the Copy Desk Manager.
      • Good computer skills, Microsoft Word and Internet Explorer experience preferred.

      To apply:

      Visit our website www.shrm.jobs
      Location: Alexandria, VA 22314

      The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V).

      No Relocation authorized for this position.

      ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: accessibility@... or TDD (703) 548-6990.
    • ACESjobs-owner@yahoogroups.com
      Join a team of dedicated, experienced journalists working in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. The award-winning Rapid City Journal (30,000
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 19, 2013
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        Join a team of dedicated, experienced journalists working in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.

        The award-winning Rapid City Journal (30,000 daily) is looking for an eager, hard-working copy editor who would like to join a 24/7 newsroom focused on compelling presentation, sharp editing, and delivering breaking news to our readers on multiple platforms. We will surround you with supportive, experienced editors who can offer you the guidance, opportunities and freedom to be your best at the state's second-largest newspaper.

        The ideal candidate will be a good copy editor with a keen eye for grammar and punctuation, a working knowledge of AP style and the ability to coordinate with our regional design center coordinate compelling design.

        We're located in the beautiful Black Hills (including Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Deadwood, the Sturgis motorcycle rally, and the Badlands), a gorgeous region with plenty to enjoy. Come be part of the state's no.1 newsroom and website which boasts a quality of life to match.

        We offer a competitive salary and our benefits, include a 401(k) plan, medical/dental, vision and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation and sick leave, flexible spending account plan and more.

        Position involves working nights and some weekends. No phone calls please.
        Applications are accepted at www.rapidcityjournal.com/workhere .
      • ACESjobs-owner@yahoogroups.com
        The Lawrence Journal-World is hiring a copy editor to work with an award-winning team of editors, designers, photographers and reporters on the night copy
        Message 3 of 3 , May 16, 2013
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          The Lawrence Journal-World is hiring a copy editor to work with an award-winning team of editors, designers, photographers and reporters on the night copy desk.

          We are seeking a copy editor with a keen eye for errors of style and substance who can edit and lay out stories on deadline and write creative, engaging headlines. Each digital and print news article and feature story must be edited for accuracy, clarity, completeness, objectivity, grammar, spelling, organization, readability and style. Candidates must be proficient in the Mac OS environment. Experience with InCopy and InDesign is strongly preferred; strong design skills, knowledge of AP style and experience posting stories to a content management system are essential. Candidates must be team-oriented and have at least one year of print and/or online copy editing experience. Experience editing video and audio is helpful. Must be available to work nights and weekends.

          We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more! Background check and pre-employment drug screen required. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to hrapplications@.... EOE
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