Copy Editor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-652898
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 10, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Context Information

Strategic Communications is a team within the Mission Advancement unit responsible for planning and implementing effective and integrated communications, publications, public relations, marketing and digital media strategies for the churchwide expression of the ELCA.

The Content team within Strategic Communications is responsible for creating a unified story-telling platform for the ELCA through its flagship magazine, other print publications, web sites and electronic digests, newsletters and e-blasts. They are also responsible for assisting the Marketing Director and Managers with the content created in their department.

Job Purpose

Provides copy editing support for Mission Advancement and other churchwide units.

Job Responsibilities

1. Edit developed manuscripts so that resources are in compliance with ELCA Publishing Standards and quality measures

2. Uploading and editing imagery and content on web pages and social media

3. Verify correctness of order codes, titles and sales information on all promotional materials

4. Performs other duties as required



Physical Effort.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Skills:

1. Some journalism experience

2. Knowledge of the English language, grammar, sentence structure and writing skills with an ability to edit for clarity, concision, precision and style

3. Knowledge of Associated Press style and copy editing symbols

4. Knowledge and skill with Macintosh software, including desktop printing software, (InDesign, InCopy, Microsoft, Adobe Photoshop),with Internet search engines and with Word Press.

5. Organizational skills to manage the production process and ability to work under deadline pressure