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Copy Editor for Creative Arts Company

THE MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE COMPANY seeks to fulfill COPY EDITOR position.

 

Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Application Deadline: September 22nd

Start Date: Immediately

 

Salary: TBD

Province: Ontario

Region: Toronto

Organization’s Field/Discipline: Arts, Mixed Media

Term: 6-month contract, full-time

Career Level: Some experience

 

Organization Description: The Mysterious Package Company has been crafting mysterious mail since 2014.

 

Job Description:

The Mysterious Package Company is looking for an experienced, creative self-starter to join our team as a copy editor, for a six-month contract. We are open to the possibility of this job becoming permanent, full-time.

 

As copy editor, you will be responsible for ensuring that all copy across our new product lines and marketing materials is stylistically consistent, error-free and presentable to our customers.

 

A successful candidate will pride themselves on their obsessive attention to detail, but also on their ability to work quickly in a collaborative environment, with a strong understanding of genre, storytelling techniques, and dialogue. Proofreading and fact-checking skills are required but we are also looking for a keen "big picture" editor, able to maintain continuity (style, tone, plot) across a number of documents and throughout all stages of the writing process, from drafts to final copy. The candidate will likely be assigned on-spec to write copy from time to time, so versatility and an ability to turn around copy under tight deadlines will be an asset.

 

Responsibilities:

- Timely, turnaround of editing assignments from the creative team.

- Fact-checking, grammar and spelling.

- Utility writer who can produce copy for creative, marketing or internal documents.

- Communicate effectively with writers to anticipate, resolve, and prevent errors in story continuity.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:

- Diploma/Degree in English or publishing, or equivalent experience.

- Minimum 1-2 years of relevant experience in publishing or journalism.

- Must have excellent proficiency in the English language.

- Detail-oriented, organized and good listening skills. A fun sense of humour, a plus.

- Consistent standard of work, even during a tight deadline.

- Good team player with the ability to be focused and flexible as needed.

- Bonus: enjoys solving puzzles, as our products feature a variety of puzzles.

 

Additional Info:

This position is at our secret but all too real office in a haunted industrial building of Toronto, and successful candidates must either live in Toronto or be willing to relocate here. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

 

Due to the volume of applications only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

How to Apply: **Click on the Apply Now button in this posting.**

Please respond with a cover letter, resumé and a short creative writing sample (up to 500 words) in one PDF document by 5pm on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd. Creative writing samples could include short stories or freelance writing (including journalism, ad campaign treatments, or other work that shows us how you write).

 

Include in your email subject line “MPC Copy Editor Position”. If you were referred to this posting by someone from the Company please mention their name in the body of your email. Create your email to the attention of Katie McGuire, Senior Project Manager.

 

Closing:

The Mysterious Package Company is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage women, people of colour, Aboriginal individuals and LGBT persons to apply.

 

We thank everyone who applies but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. All resumés will be kept confidential and on file for one year.

 

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Additional Details

Category: Retail
Location:
The Mysterious Package Company
Dufferin St
Toronto, ON, CA
M6H4C3
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Tags: Creative, Writing, Proofreading, Copyediting
Posted: Sep 08, 2017
Closing: Sep 22, 2017
Type: Contract
Experience: Intermediate
Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience
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