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Date: Mar 15, 2017

Location: Napa, CA, US

Company: The Doctors Management Company

The Copywriter/Editor, under general supervision, edits, researches, proofreads, writes and/or assists with editorial development and content management of printed and online marketing communications, as well as, member and agent communications. Develops and maintains companywide internal contacts at all levels and external contacts as appropriate content experts.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                  

  1. Edits, researches, proofreads, writes, and/or assists with the editorial development of printed marketing communications and member and agent communications including letters, brochures, newsletters, and other components as required.
  2. Writes, edits, proofreads and/or assists with online content development and advises on usability issues.
  3. Researches materials for industry-related news, events, and trends.
  4. Maintains consistent corporate language and design style standards in all published materials and helps document and maintain corporate style standards.
  5. Interviews and works with individuals in client departments to procure pertinent, accurate information for publication.
  6. Reviews copy scheduled for publication for accuracy and update requirements.
  7. Works within set scheduling and publication deadlines and maintains standards of excellence and accuracy in all writing, editing, and proofreading practices.
  8. Coordinates work projects with design and/or graphic production staff to ensure timely production.
  9. Assists manager and performs other writing, editing, researching, interviewing, and proofreading for department as required.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  1. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. 
  2. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
  3. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of set variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  4. Strong, demonstrable skills in copywriting, copyediting, researching, interviewing and proofreading for a wide variety of materials for publication.
  5. Familiarity with HTML and SEO best practices.
  6. Understanding of and facility with liability insurance industry, and legal concepts and language as well as ability to articulate and/or interpret corporate policy.
  7. Strong, demonstrable interviewing skills to obtain information for news, feature, marketing and advertising copy.
  8. Knowledge of MS Office and Internet software and electronic publishing.
  9. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, confirmed by personal and professional references.
  10. Strong organizational and time management skills.
  11. Outstanding writing skills. Samples are required. A writing test may be administered.
  12. Ability to work with diverse personalities.
  13. Ability to travel if necessary.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Five (5) years experience copywriting/copyediting in marketing communications or equivalent corporate environments with some experience in business to business.

 

EDUCATION (AND/OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE) REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Communications or equivalent preferred.


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