London Tech Jobs

Copy Editor (Production Editor)

by Info-Tech Research Group

Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2020
Info-Tech Research Group

Job Description

 

Copy Editor (Production Editor)

Reporting To: Senior Producer

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing full-service IT analyst firm. We provide pragmatic and forward-thinking research and advice to business and technology leaders. Our research provides step-by-step solutions which help IT professionals get their jobs done in an industry that is constantly changing.

The Opportunity:

The Production Editor’s role is to support in the preparation, publishing, and maintenance of research content to ensure the quality and accuracy of the IT and HR research publications on the website. The Production Editor will apply proven organizational and editorial skills to deliver cohesive and comprehensible content to our clients via our website. This will include substantive editing, publishing via the content management system, conferring with research analysts and others to resolve issues, writing content summaries, and proofing distribution emails and social media posts. 

Responsibilities:

Content editor

  • Complete publication copy editing using three-pass technique (mechanical editing, content editing, formatting) 
  • Complete substantive publication editing (voice, tense, context, clarity) using the quality tools provided
  • Adhere to visual standards through layout verification (template use, visual adherence to standards, e.g. colour, font, spacing, alignment, labeling, graphic standards/appropriate stock-image choice)
  • Apply style guide (capitalization, wording conventions, formatting, bullets, references, etc.)
  • Prepare PowerPoint decks for publication
  • Test Excel tools to ensure functionality
  • Liaise with authors, distributors, promoters of content 
  • Liaise with designers for image development
  • Summarize written material as required
  • Write publication metadata as required 
  • Make categorization and keyword tagging suggestions/decisions 
  • Train research analysts on content writing and editing standards

Content publisher

  • Upload and publish publications and supporting media
  • Maintain publications on website (edits, bug fixes)
  • Verify publication post-publish (using standards defined)
  • Review published content for issues
  • Move existing content into new/updated presentation templates as required
  • Liaise with developers to recommend CMS improvements and fixes
  • Respond to client comments and publish appropriate responses
  • Verify/proof publication distribution emails and social media posts
  • Update website to publicize content and graphics

Planning and Process Improvement 

  • Contribute to and maintain process and standards guide
  • Maintain publication checklists and suggest improvements to content publication process
  • Review submitted research materials for completeness and follow up with authors to resolve issues

Requirements:

  • University degree or College diploma in English, Journalism, Technical Writing or equivalent and related job experience
  • Exceptional editing, spelling, and language skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language 
  • Experience with IT-related content an asset
  • Passion for accuracy and affinity for details 
  • Strong online research abilities 
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills 
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a deadline-driven environment
  • Strong ability to adhere to procedures 
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative, agile environment

Outstanding People. Extraordinary Careers.

ITRG is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. To that end, upon request, ITRG will ensure, to the extent possible, that accommodation be made available to applicants throughout the recruitment and hiring process.

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