Proofreader

Production New York, New York


Description

Position at Havas

Summary: Temp to Perm role

Provide professional editorial services expertise with a good eye for detail, grammar and spelling. Pharma experience required 

Responsibilities:

  • Proofreading/editing of all advertising agency materials including print mechanicals, prepress proofs, websites, web banners, copy decks, PowerPoint decks, storyboards, new business pitches
  • Works closely as a team member with other departmental proofreaders and managers
  • Must have good communication skills and feel comfortable interacting with various other agency personnel, including print producers, account managers, studio managers
  • Responsible for learning and applying client styles to produced materials
  • Skill in using the Internet for online resources, such as dictionaries and websites, for basic fact checking
  • Good eye for typographical errors, such as basic layout inconsistencies, letter spacing and line spacing, and differences in copy between versions of a document
  • A two-part “open book” test is required (option to use a dictionary or any source book)

Overview of required/preferred experience:

  • Strong proofreading/copy editing skills with a proven record for accuracy
  • Experience with proofreading consumer pharmaceutical ads (prescription and over-the-counter); deep knowledge of AMA style is not a requirement but must be highly proficient at matching copy
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience; 7 or more is preferable
  • College degree
  • Working knowledge of Acrobat, Word and PowerPoint a plus
  • Embodies Havas values

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.