Editorial & Layout Assistant

IBISWorld, New York, New York

Date PostedMarch 26, 2018
IndustryMagazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$35,000-$38,000
Websitehttp://www.ibisworld.com
Description:
  • Great entry-level position for a motivated self-starter with an eye for detail
  • Be part of a fun, supportive and vibrant environment
  • Opportunity for experience building and skill development

The Role

IBISWorld is looking for a driven individual with experience in both copyediting and publication layout to work with our team of editors in the heart of the Financial District. The editorial and layout assistant will be responsible for editing market research reports and ensuring they adhere to IBISWorld writing standards and style guidelines. The assistant will also use InDesign and established templates to lay out reports according to design specifications consistent with the company’s brand.

Principal Duties and Responsibilties:

  • Copyediting reports written by analysts for basic fact checking, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Ensuring that reports adhere to the company’s writing and style guidelines.
  • Addressing and resolving writing, logic inconsistencies and other issues in a timely manner.
  • Writing brief summaries of key trends and statistics presented in the industry reports.
  • Following design guidelines to lay out and formatting industry research reports in InDesign.
  • Incorporating graphics into reports using existing InDesign and Illustrator templates.
  • Publishing reports as PDFs using IBISWorld proprietary applications.
  • Working and collaborating with the editorial team.
  • Interacting with analysts and the industry research manager on a regular basis.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BA in Communications, English or Journalism.
  • Previous experience as a proofreader or copy editor.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of standard American and Canadian English spelling and grammar rules.
  • General knowledge of business and economic concepts.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Experience using InDesign and Illustrator.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Capacity to check percentages and arithmetic.
  • Eye for visual balance.
  • Ability to learn new subjects and computer applications quickly.
  • Ability to manage high-volume, repetitive workload.
  • An understanding of team-based publishing processes and workflow.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary
  • Outstanding health benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance and more
  • 401(k) plan with matching company contributions
  • Generous vacation accrual and paid holidays
  • Work-from-home opportunity for select employees

If you think you are the ideal candidate for this role, please apply by submitting your resume and a short cover letter. For more information about IBISWorld and the role please visit our Careers Page.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Applicants must be available to work full time in our New York City office. IBISWorld does not pay relocation costs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
IBISWorld provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, IBISWorld complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

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