Hired by Matrix, Inc. Copy Editor in Hoboken, New Jersey

Copy Editor

Job Type:Contract

Job Location:Hoboken

New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Summary

  • Our Client, a global education publishing company, is seeking a Copy Editor possessing at least 3 years writing and project management experience.

  • Writes and edits copy for written or electronic publications, working with marketing and product development to ensure content is reflective of corporate culture and image and most current product developments.

  • Ensures that content and layout of materials are accurate, current, unduplicated, and positioned correctly within the product. Ensures products clean of spelling and grammatical errors.

Responsibilities

  • Write compelling, customer-focused copy for best-selling higher education products including product stories, video scripts, marketing websites, headlines, taglines, and more. Collaborate with marketing partners to understand how to connect emotionally with our audience. The writer is responsible for maintaining consistency in tone and content across product copy and ensuring all guidelines and project goals are met. Includes editing and management of copy for global products versions as well.

  • Manage all aspects of the writing and approval process including establishing and achieving project goals, overseeing schedules, maintaining deadlines, communicating regularly with stakeholders, tracking status, and delivering final, approved copy.

  • Proofread copy before drafts are routed to marketing or design partners, and again before uploading into systems or going live.

  • Copy asset maintenance - The copywriter will ensure product copy is accurate and complete in various internal systems.

  • Status report maintenance - The copywriter will maintain various project reports throughout each season to ensure all stakeholders are up-to-date on project status.

  • Light HTML coding - The copywriter will work within a content management system to update product copy throughout the year.

  • Coordinating copy vendor/contractor projects - For any outsourced US or Global product descriptions, the copywriter will work closely with our copy vendor and/or contractor, preparing copy templates and collecting source documents, assisting in the routing and approval process, ensuring final projects are delivered on schedule, and generally overseeing the successful completion of each batch of projects.

Qualifications

Education

  • Writing, advertising, marketing, or communications degree.

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of writing experience required.

  • 3 years of project management experience required.

  • Knowledge of copywriting best practices for web and print required.

  • Exceptional writing, grammar, editing, and proofreading skills required.

  • Experience in scriptwriting and video project management (desirable).

  • Experience working with brand guidelines (desirable).

  • Understanding of and experience with SEO (desirable).

  • Understanding of and experience with social media advertising (desirable)

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills required, with the ability to tell/write compelling stories that connect with customers emotionally.

  • Ability to distill product and customer info from various stakeholders and documents into compelling product descriptions that connect emotionally with customers and showcase solutions.

  • Ability to translate features and benefits into relatable product stories.

  • Ability to follow copy and brand guidelines.

  • Ability to stay abreast of copywriting best practices, particularly for web, as well as competitive and industry trends and messaging.

  • Excellent project management skills required, with excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple project deadlines and priorities, alerting management to potential issues and offering solutions.

  • Communication and stakeholder Management: A track record of building and sustaining excellent internal and external relationships (at all levels) who is collaborative and with an ability to build networks. Powerful interpersonal skills with an ability to influence. Ability to appreciate the diversity of stakeholder interactions and adapt style and approach accordingly.

  • Detail focused.

  • Ability to work independently and self-motivated.

  • Proficient in use of a Mac and PC, including: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (required); Acrobat Professional (required); HTML/Dreamweaver (required); InDesign (required); Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator (preferred); Experience working in an enterprise cloud-based system (preferred).

Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Cathy at 201-226-3529 for additional information.

Approx. Duration: 6 months

About Hired By Matrix

Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a full service staffing and recruiting company that enables Fortune 200 and mid-market companies nationwide to achieve their strategic goals. Founded 29 years ago by CEO Sharon Olzerowicz, Hired by Matrix distinguishes itself as an exceptionally reliable partner whose industry knowledge and continuous pursuit of excellence allows the company to deliver the caliber of professionals who become our clients' most important assets. Our responsiveness, tenacity and know-how apply to all service delivery channels, from corporate procurement executives and hiring managers to Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

We recruit for a variety of job types including IT, Finance and Accounting, Administrative, Marketing, Clinical/Scientific & Human Resources. Our team of expert account managers along with our recruiters who specialize in a range of capabilities and niche disciplines, collaborate closely with our clients to understand their needs, corporate requirements and company cultures. Using this information, our teams build robust, fully customized pipelines of highly-qualified contract professionals that we manage, motivate and monitor throughout the life of the assignment resulting in successful matches, long contracts and repeat business.

Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days and a 401k option after one year.

Equal Opportunity EmployerWBENC CertifiedWOSB Certified

CEO Sharon Olzerowicz serves on the WBENC Board and is a long-standing member of the Forum Governing Group.