Proofreader/Copy Editor

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Proofreader/Copy Editor

Remuneration: negotiable Cost to company 
Benefits: CTC
Location: Port Elizabeth, South End
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior/Mid
Travel requirement: Occasional
Job policy: Employment Equity position
Type: Permanent
Reference: #BOOMEDIT21
Company: Boomtown

Boomtown is looking for a proofreader/copy editor to edit a wide variety of content, above and below the line which meets or exceeds the expectations of the client. While your primary responsibility will be editing content, a key attribute of this role is the ability to think critically through any activity and provide strategic solutions and creative ideas that go beyond the basics.
Key result areas
  • Accurate deciphering of briefs and the following of instruction, always considering the creation of something better.
  • Work in a team or individually to proof/edit copy for though-the-line campaigns that answer the client’s brief and optimise brand personality.
  • Proof various styles of copy to suit the brand and intended media. 
  • Work with direct creatives, client service, production, and suppliers to ensure concepts are transformed into high quality, effective products.
  • Meet time deadlines and adhere to operating systems and processes.
  • Development of creative and strategic writing for content across our range of consumer-facing brands. 
Description of tasks 
  • Editing clear, concise, and grammatically correct copy.
  • Driving the creation of original concepts that result in effective and compelling communication.
  • Developing and maintaining a clear and consistent brand voice.
  • Familiarity with commonly used style guides.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Critical thinker who can present copy best practices and defend messaging choices.
  • Strong copy editing and proofreading skill.
Requirements:
  • You need at least a qualification in a field like journalism, linguistics,  communications, or a relevant copywriting qualification.
  • Two to three years experience editing and writing copy. 
  • Ad agency experience advantageous
  • A sound portfolio of work to show writing abilities and the scope of their proficiency (please include with CV when applying).
  • Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple deliverables and meet deadlines.
  • Copywriters need to have their finger on the pulse, so that their copy is relevant and modern, and understand how people will react to their writing.
  • Ability to write well: with proper tone, feeling, sentence structure and emotion. Grammar counts!
  • Proven ability to adapt writing to various consumer audiences and product categories.
  • Understanding different language styles that appeal to various target markets.
  • Familiarity with commonly used style guides.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Company Description

Our cultural roots and deep, on-the-ground market immersion ensures we deliver relevant creative solutions, understanding the people who make up South Africa’s main market, and connecting your brand with their hearts and buying behaviours.
Our strength lies in positioning global brands into Africa, as well as taking South African brands to the broader African market. We do this by creating standout brand presence through a deep on-the-ground cultural connection to the right market and its local catalysts.
At Boomtown, we see the power of people. Our people are the most valuable part of our business. They are insightful, world-class, creative, multidisciplinary, authentic and professional. We see all that they can be and endeavor to provide the best environment for them to thrive in.
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Posted on 22 Apr 11:55

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