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Indexer/Copyeditor

Communications | Newark, NJ | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

Indexer/Copyeditor 888070

The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor works as part of a team that accurately creates, enters, edits, and maintains product information elements (metadata) for all Company 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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 marketplaces. 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 Company 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

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

Newark, NJ 07102      9 Month Assignment