HomeServe Marketing Assistant Editor in Norwalk, Connecticut

Overview

Company Information

HomeServe USA, ranked as a 2016 Top Work Place, provides emergency repair plans which are like roadside assistance for your home. Our vision is to become the top-of-mind solution for consumers when something goes wrong in their home. Our incredible growth is fueled by a dynamic team who values collaboration, innovation and delivering exceptional customer service, all while working in a fun and friendly environment. HomeServe USA is part of a global organization that serves millions of customers in the US, UK, France, Italy and Spain. Come see why you should!

Position Overview

Proofread heavy volume of Direct Mail communication, including solus, cross sells, renewals and reactivations.

Responsibilities

  • Review copy to identify mistakes and/or inconsistencies in spelling, grammar, punctuation, appearance and content

  • Mark copy to indicate and correct errors in type, arrangement, content, grammar, punctuation or spelling using standard proofreaders’ marks

  • Read corrected copies or proofs in order to ensure that all corrections have been made

  • Compare information or stats with original copy, to detect errors

  • Ensure documents contain all required disclaimers, footnotes, legal copy

  • Develop familiarity with correct logos, product names and legalese for content/product

  • Review all materials for visual standards and consistency, format, style and design

  • Copywriting/editing

Qualifications/Skills

  • 3–5 years proofreading and copy editing experience

  • Strongly prefer experience with direct mail, and understanding of variable fields and complex campaigns

  • College degree in English or Journalism preferred

  • Ability to understand and use editing and proofreading marks

  • Ability to read and comprehend text rapidly and thoroughly to meet tight deadlines

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Proven time management skills in a deadline-driven environment

  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills

  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision and direction

  • Above average computer skills, including demonstrated knowledge of Mac platform

  • Understanding of print production processes, including ability to recognize layout problems

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word to create, edit and review documents, including formatting text, tables and using tracking modes

  • Basic understanding of intranets

  • Good math skills

In return we offer

  • Competitive compensation

  • Career development and advancement opportunities

  • Business-casual attire throughout the week

  • Friendly, open and team oriented work atmosphere

  • Excellent benefits including generous medical, vision, dental and life & disability insurance

  • 401(k) plan with a company match

HomeServe USA is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.

Job ID 2017-2482

Job Locations US-CT-Norwalk

Category Marketing