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Copy Editing Floor Leader
Job#: 188469
Positions: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Location: US-TN-Nashville/Brentwood
Department: Marketing
Category: Writing
Salary: Salary + Profit Sharing
Benefits: Full Benefits
Contact: Doug Oakley
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Job Description

Attention grammar geeks!

Dave Ramsey’s company is looking for a highly skilled, detail-obsessed, professional Copy Editing Floor Leader with a great attitude and ridiculously high work ethic. Is that you?

Don’t waste your time unless you’re ready to jump into the deep end of the pool! Our Content Development team writes and edits everything that goes out of the company, from newsletters to magazine articles, books to training materials. If you’ve ever seen a scrap of paper with words on it from Dave’s company, you’ve seen our work. And we need help getting all our commas, em dashes and ellipses in order!

The perfect candidate has at least six years experience in professional (i.e., not just a family blog) copyediting, has experience leading people and teams, and is oddly passionate about the AP Stylebook. We’re NOT looking for a writer who can edit. We’re looking for a copy editor who LOVES editing copy—period.

The Copy Editing Floor Leader will be a hands-on team leader, personally providing a thorough, detailed review of written pieces—for both web and print—prior to publication. He/she will be responsible for finalizing content that is error-free in regards to AP and Lampo style guidelines, typographical errors, grammatical accuracy and easy readability. He/she will also lead other copy editors and assume responsibility for various personnel and project management duties.

Specific duties and expectations include:

Copy Editing

  • Coordinate with all writers to ensure every written piece is edited and promptly returned to the original writer for finalization.
  • Strive for mastery in the AP Manual of Style, Chicago Manual of Style and Lampo’s own writing style standards.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in editing on paper with standard editing marks and electronically with Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” feature.
  • Serve as fact-checker to verify the accuracy of statistics, Scripture references, names, dates, phone numbers, addresses, URLs, etc. in every written piece.
  • Make sure all written content is in line with Dave’s message, statistics, tone and voice.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of Lampo’s writing style standards.

Project Coordination

  • Assist the department leader in tracking new and ongoing team projects.
  • Work with other Lampo department leaders to receive, accept and provide updates on new and ongoing projects.
  • Communicate deadlines and project updates to the department leader and team members.
  • Participate in project planning and scheduling meetings.
Skills/Requirements

Technical Requirements

  • At least six years experience in professional copyediting required.
  • Team leadership experience in a professional work environment required.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe InCopy and Acrobat Pro preferred.
  • Comfort operating on an Apple computer platform preferred.

This is a full-time position in our Brentwood, Tennessee, office. The work schedule for at least the first year will be 8:30–5:30 with a one-hour lunch. We don’t do telecommuting, so don’t ask!

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