Copy Editor

Project Management San Francisco, California


Position at Havas


-Copy edit prospective ad manuscripts, new business documents, business correspondence, and other documentation as necessary
-Proof websites, emails, and print ads against diverse source manuscripts for accuracy of transcription, style, format, spelling, and grammar
-Edit and manipulate documents in both paper and screen environments
-Comfortably adapt to various digital content and task management systems
-Manage and apply a number of style guides, especially AMA and Chicago, as well as various house styles
-Flexibly work with both PC and Mac environments, MS Office suite, and Adobe Acrobat Pro


- Minimum 7 years’ proofing/editing experience, with advanced knowledge of major style guides (preferably AMA and/or Chicago) and the ability to quickly adapt to new styles
- BA in English or Communications preferred, other areas of concentration considered (Bachelor’s required)
- Innovative, resourceful approach to work—you seek available guides and tools to inform your strategy and execution
- Experience in creative environments
- Ability to shift priorities quickly and be receptive to feedback
- Approachability and eagerness to attack the work
- Enjoys taking ownership of task and position by working more autonomously in support of a larger team
- Successful pass of proprietary skill assessment, which will serve as an indicator of skill level in AMA and Chicago style guides
- Ability to provide reasonably flexible hours to adapt to changes in workflow in a fast-paced, deadline-focused setting
- Adapts to diverse personalities and work styles
- Experience in brand management, project management, and client interface a strong plus