Full Job Description
Evoke Health is a full-service agency focused on the healthcare industry. Evoke partners with leading pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device clients—consistently delivering unparalleled levels of strategic service, creative, and technological innovation that build richer and more effective interactions between our clients and their customers.
The proofreader is responsible for checking the quality of all materials going out the door to the client, for a submission, or for technical deployment.
A proofreader may be asked to perform a clean read of a manuscript or to make sure the manuscript matches approved materials, a set of changes, or a previous submission. They may also be asked to do a side-by-side comparison to make sure that tech builds match the final creative. The proofreader will need to be experienced reviewing both digital (interactive) and print pieces, and marking up materials electronically and occasionally by hand.
Performs line-editing and proofreading, checking for formatting consistency, grammatical accuracy, and spelling errors
Checks for adherence to AMA style and/or brand editorial style guides
Ensures all final copy and design match approved job
Confirms pages are logically arranged and exist in their entirety
Assesses design elements (eg, borders aren’t blurred, alignment isn’t off)
Ensures page numbers and headings are correct and casing style of heads and subheads is consistent throughout
Verifies photos and illustrations are correctly captioned
Materials subject to proofreading:
Company contracts (eg, SOWs)
Websites, e-mails, banner ads, videos, TV storyboards, pitch presentations, print collateral
The proofreader is not assigned to one brand, but reviews work across all teams. The proofreader must be detail-oriented, flexible, able to manage changing priorities, and work independently. He or she is encouraged to ask the editor, copywriter, or designer any questions they may have about a project. The proofreader is responsible for actively prioritizing their daily workload and communicating any known time constraints with the project managers.
Hours and environment:
The workflow is likely to be uneven, so hours may be irregular. They may need to work longer hours when a project is at a critical stage. This is an onsite position. There may be times when it is necessary to work from home in the evenings.
Proofreaders must have:
An exceptional eye for detail
Superior knowledge of the English language, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Advanced knowledge of AMA style
The motivation to work on their own, manage changing priorities, and to meet deadlines
An ability to stay focused throughout an entire document, which may be long and technical
Good judgment and the ability to determine which changes are necessary
Familiarity with the production process for both online and offline materials
An ability to work within the style of the creative and brand
Familiarity with medical terminology
Excellent interpersonal skills to build working relationships; ability to negotiate delivery times due to competing deadlines
At least 3 years specific proofreading experience in an agency environment (healthcare/pharma preferred) reviewing both interactive and print work.
Must be computer literate. Must be able to mark up changes using Adobe Acrobat tools, as well as work in word documents. Should possess basic understanding of proofreader symbols for marking up by hand on occasion.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, writing, or associated field is preferred.
About Evoke Health:
Evoke Health is a full-service health and wellness agency with a heritage of innovation. The agency has built an outstanding reputation for creating evocative, award-winning marketing platforms that educate, inform, and inspire action. With offices in New York and Philadelphia, and a global reach through their agency network, Huntsworth Health, Evoke Health is comprised of marketing professionals dedicated to pioneering new and better ways to communicate between brands and people.
It is our goal to provide our people with the best possible support and environment to grow and thrive. Our culture is entrepreneurial–embracing yet not stifling. We work hard because we love what we do. We believe strongly in intelligent innovation.
Evoke Health provides an exciting and flexible work environment, competitive salaries and outstanding company paid benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), tuition reimbursement.
Visit Evoke Health at www.Evokehealth.com.
Evoke Health and Huntsworth Health are equal opportunity employers.