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Proofreader/Communications Associate

Proofreader/Communications Associate

Job ID 
PAL-RW-2923-2017
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-MD-Silver Spring
Years Experience 
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Posted Date 
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Pos. Category 
Current Opening

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Overview

Does it drive you crazy when you see grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors in the things you read everyday? If you love to edit and proofread and can spot at least 12 errors in this announcement, you might be just right for the copyeditor position at Palladian Partners.

 

Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time editor to work at our Silver Spring, MD, headquarters. Palladium is a creative communications firm dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators, patients, families, and the public. In this position, you will interact with all levels of staff and use your outstanding editorial skills on a wide range of print and web projects in support of high-profiles clients.

Responsibilities

This position is perfect for someone who is very organized, has a knock for spotting errors, and want to learn about health and science communications from the ground-up.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Proof read websites, articles, social media posts, reports, newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, and meeting materials, using a variety of style guides
  • Produce accessible PDF files in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Perform miscellaneous editorial tasks in support of communications projects
  • Assist with proposals and other business development efforts

Qualifications

Required skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two years of proofreading experience
  • Outstanding eye for detail and command of English grammar and punctuation
  • Familiarity with a variety of style guides, such as AP, APA, AMA, and Chicago
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately, under deadline pressure
  • Strong MS Word skills
  • Hands-on experience with adobe Acrobat
  • Customer service experience a plus

 

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter along with your resume. Also submit a corrected version of this job announcement; copy and paste it into Word and then use Track Changes when you revise the file.

 

Palladian employees are highly talented and are encouraged to think and work creatively and strive for excellence. Palladian offers, competitive pay, excellent benefits, and the satisfaction that comes from working or interesting, meaningful projects every day. Palladian’s dynamic work environment emphasizes integrity, personal commitment, and teamworks. We invite you to explore exciting and rewarding career opportunities with us.

 

Palladian Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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