We want your skills on our team.

Copy Editor/Writer

We are seeking a talented magazine, digital and collateral Copy Editor/Writer with proven experience. This position is responsible for copy editing print and digital media under the direction of the Project Director. This position plays a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy, clarity, and consistency of all written content produced by the company. This position also supports various company departments who need copyedit and/or written copy assistance.

Content includes food, lifestyle, beauty, pet care, health and wellness, faith, money management, crafts, flowers, decor and more.

  • Please include your resume and portfolio to be considered.
  • This position is located in West Des Moines, IA; in-office.

About Us

Grey Dog Media is a growing, national-award-winning creator and publisher of custom and consumer media. Our products include magazines, catalogs, books, websites, videos, commercials and collateral. Grey Dog Media offers a friendly, professional work place with remarkable opportunities for creative-skills development and career advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and revise content for accuracy and quality, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax or formatting issues to ensure polished final content.
  • In addition to text, work includes recipes, charts, video captions and other devices.
  • Confirm story goals; ensure deks are concise and stories meet expectations.
  • Verify claims and ensure sources are reputable and relevant.
  • Ensure company style is followed for multiple publications using various reference resources.
  • Review content prior to client submission and incorporate client edits and rewrites based on client feedback.
  • Work collaboratively with creative and editorial teams to meet high standards.
  • Marks proofs for changes.
  • Uses standard style guides, such as the Chicago Manual.
  • Skilled in using reference resources.
  • Utilize BusyCal to track assignments and work schedule.
  • Write copy for assigned projects as needed.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism, English or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of editorial experience at a publication.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading abilities.
  • Experience working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Exacting attention to detail.
  • High level of motivation.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Competence in Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Marketing background is a plus

Job Location

West Des Moines, Iowa, In-Office

Position/Type

Full-Time/Professional

Benefits

Medical/HSA/401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./Dental/PTO/Vision

Compensation

Competitive