The Proofreader ensures that all materials, products and proofs are released with accurate content. This position inspects and proofreads all content (text, art, color, etc.) within the product to ensure the complete accuracy of material prior to release for next steps in the project lifecycle.
Carefully proofreads all orders before release, ensuring components such as size, layout, text, graphics, spelling, etc. are correct based upon the customer specification.
Checks spelling, grammar, syntax and linguistic rules.
Follows technical requirements and standards, client and government standards guidelines.
Check for accuracy and consistency of all approved copy.
Track, communicate and recommend necessary corrections to products.
Provides clear and concise instructions to necessary team members regarding all proofreading changes required.
Supports new systems and technologies and training to ensure optimum efficiency and performance of proofreading.
Ensures proofreading is completed in a timely fashion and scheduled priorities are met.
Assists in the development of proofreading standards.
Additional duties as assigned.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
PHYSICAL ASPECTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
Qualifications / Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the key accountabilities of the job required
4+ years of previous proofreading experience preferred
Ability to travel as necessary
High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
Ability to work overtime as necessary
Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled