Proofreader Intern

Proofreader Intern

Remuneration: R10000 per month Basic salary 
Location: Johannesburg
Education level: Matric
Job level: Student
Type: 11 months
Company: Trusted Interns

The proofreader is responsible for providing exceptional quality proofreading of clients copy. They are responsible for the proofreading of printed and digital jobs against supplied client copy within the negotiated timelines. Creating and maintaining clients’ style guides, performing quality control checks. The proofreader reports to the traffic manager. This may change depending on organisational structure changes and/or needs.

Key performance areas

Customer focus:
  • Provide recommendations on the proper use of terminology to the project manager
  • Continuously keep the traffic manager and project managers informed of progress during projects
  • Find solutions to potential work-related problems and communicate these proactively to the traffic manager
Workflow process:
  • Provide accurate proofreading services on all client jobs
  • Check the typeset document of all content provided by the client
  • Ensure line breaks, spelling mistakes and any inconsistencies (including design) are highlighted and/or corrected
  • Ensure quality control checks are performed on all jobs
  • Regular spell checks are performed
  • Follow the correct systems, procedures according to the workflow process on all projects
  • Create and maintain clients’ style guides
  • Accurate daily recording of time with details worked on projects
  • Build constructive relationships within the team and across the business
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to deliver seamlessly integrated quality products to clients
  • Responsible for overall quality output of products
Company strategy:
  • Implement any company initiatives
  • Maintain and promote company culture
  • Any other responsibilities delegated by your line manager
Essential key competencies

Performance competencies:
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the company’s service offering
  • Work in an efficient and effective manner
  • Prioritise work demands and effectively organise resources
  • Anticipate and resolve issues, or obstacles, which impact timely completion, or the quality, of tasks
  • Identify the impact of current work on future opportunities and plan for changing circumstances
  • Identify financial impacts of own, and others, decisions on the business
  • Work well under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate fanatical attention to detail to ensure accuracy
  • Problem-solving, innovation and continuous improvement
Communication competencies:
  • Demonstrate above-average communication skills, verbal and written in English (and Afrikaans advantageous)
  • Has customer focus mindset, and maintains confidentiality
Behavioural competencies:
  • Strive to exceed expectations, and display a drive for excellence
  • Demonstrate both responsibility and accountability
  • Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of the attitudes, views and priorities of others in the team
  • Energise others and contribute positively to morale and is a role model to others
  • High energy levels and a commitment to making a difference
  • Encourage collaboration by sharing knowledge, skills and resources with others
Job-specific competencies:
  • Demonstrate a grasp of language
  • Spot and correct errors such as misspellings, incorrect use of punctuation or mistakes in subject-verb agreement
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly to new briefs
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Posted on 18 Feb 09:22

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