Proofreader/Copy Editor

COLE Publishing, Inc.

Established in 1979, COLE Publishing publishes trade publications and maintains dozens of digital properties centered around environmental services. Located on Townline Lake in Three Lakes, Wisconsin, COLE is proof that there is opportunity for great talent outside of Milwaukee or Chicago.

Position Details

Proofreader/Copy Editor
Northwest Wisconsin
Three Lakes, WI

COLE Publishing is looking for a full-time copy editor/proofreader for our publications. Candidates must be able to function in a deadline-driven, detail-oriented environment, while maintaining a certain level of flexibility. Ability to prioritize and multitask is a must. 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Organize and finalize gathering of materials for both print and online publishing.
  • Proofread and fact check editorial prior to publishing.
  • Tag internet articles with relevant terms/copy to increase search engine relevancy.
  • Write photo captions for both print and online.
  • Ensure both copy and photos follow appropriate deadlines, and will be ready for layout when required.
  • Research and interview manufacturers in order to write original and informative marketing/sales/ product copy.
  • Assist editors and editorial layout team as required.

Knowledge of AP Style is required. A degree in either English or Journalism is preferred, but relative work experience will be considered in place of 4 year degree. Ideal candidate has one to three years experience as a copy writer, editor or proofer.

All candidates will be asked to take a copy editing test, and we would be willing to train the right candidate to improve skills.

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include: medical insurance (including dental and vision) offered, 401k with a match, paid vacation and holidays. 9-80 work schedule - every other Friday off. Working remotely will be considered for the right candidate.

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