Indexer/Copyeditor

Synergis Creative

Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor

Newark, NJ (telecommute)

9+ month contract (benefits offered)

Description: The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor works as part of a team that accurately creates, enters, edits, and maintains product information elements (metadata) for all of our products. The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor focuses on ensuring completeness, accuracy, and suitability of all metadata.

The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor is also an energetic and creative troubleshooter who works with a wide variety of people regarding all issues related to content. The ideal candidate should be an avid consumer of media, including books/periodicals (audio and digital reader), websites, blogs, and other digital content sources. He/she is also a self-starter with impeccable organizational and analytical skills, a confident and upbeat communicator via written and verbal business communication skills, highly organized and detail oriented, and able to thrive in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment. Previous proofreading and/or copy editing experience is required.

Key Accountabilities:

  • PRODUCT METADATA INDEXING AND COPY EDITING: The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor proofreads and fact checks all product descriptions and supporting information prior to releasing a product to be published to our marketplaces (company stores, Amazon.com, iTunes). Key elements such as a product's price, on-sale date, territory rights, availability, provider, royalty earner, associated Amazon ASIN code, and all taxonomy elements are top priority areas of review.  The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor also provides QA for our style in product descriptions, data consistency, and related product linking for all product metadata. The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor needs to meet daily copy editing quotas and complete prioritized processing requests.

EDITORIAL: Indexer/Copyeditor may need to research, edit, rewrite, or occasionally create descriptions for products. The Indexer/Copy Editor may need to research and assemble positive product review “blurbs” to be added to product descriptions

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • B.A/B.S. or equivalent degree, preferably in Humanities
    • Editorial experience preparing online content
    • Proofreading experience; copy editing experience a plus
    • Working knowledge of database concepts (including Excel skills) and best practices
    • Demonstrated multi-tasking and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of people
    • Demonstrated focused attention to detail
    • Highly organized
    • Technical proficiency in Windows operating environment
    • An avid consumer of online media, including books (audio and print), websites, blogs, and other digital content sources.
    • A confident and upbeat communicator via written and verbal business communication skills.
    • Minimum one year professional proofreading, copyediting, and fact-checking experience in publishing
    • Minimum one year experience in Web-based publishing environment
    • Familiarity with social media and Web-based research tools (e.g., Google, Goodreads)
    • Basic familiarity with SEO concepts

If interested in learning more or applying to this position please visit: https://creative.synergishr.com/jobs/

Synergis Creative (creative.synergishr.com/) is a specialized division of Synergis (www.synergishr.com) that serves the needs of leading creative firms, departments and agencies. Synergis Creative carefully matches creative and marketing talent to a full-time, contract or project positions.

Synergis Creative recruiters have been a driving force of the creative and marketing space for over six years. We draw from a wealth of experience with technology staffing, industry best practices and exceptional connections to match candidates with incredible opportunities.

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