Hiring Editor/Proofreader for the ShoutDreams Blogging Network

ShoutDreams Published: August 10, 2017
Location
Anywhere
Work can be done remotely
Job Type
Company Type
Small Business

Description

The ShoutDreams blogging network is looking for an experienced and highly capable editor and proofreader (and occasional writer) to join our remote team. ShoutDreams is a collective of several blogs including the highly popular and award-winning blog “ShoutMeLoud”. The blogs’ contents mostly contain information about blogging, becoming an entrepreneur, WordPress, online marketing, productive living, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and “living a boss-free life”.

This position requires native-level English, a great attention to detail, the ability to work well under pressure, and a willingness to help out a lot of people. At least 2 years of demonstrated experience in a similar role is required.

Key Responsibilities

As an editor/proofreader, you will be responsible for the language on all outbound copy on the website, promotional materials, blog posts, and social media updates.

  • Proofread and edit all blog posts from staff and guest bloggers- ensuring perfect grammar, flow, and consistency.
  • Ensure that no language mistakes of any kind get published anywhere on the site.
  • Assess whether or not a blog post is a good fit for the site based on various factors.
  • Give feedback to staff and guest bloggers in terms of proper writing and American English grammar.
  • Manage a daily workflow of editorial duties.
  • Be reachable and in touch with our team throughout the workday.
  • Maintain the highest and most professional editorial standards.
  • Work directly with other departments to proofread and edit all outbound copy, graphics, and promotional materials.
  • Write guest posts as needed.

Essentially, this role is the last line of defense before a piece of writing gets published onto any of our websites. Most of our staff and guest writers are non-native English speakers, and as such, the grammar is not always 100% accurate. Many of our guest bloggers are beginning writers and they do not know how to maintain a proper flow of ideas. This job requires giving feedback to writers wherever feedback is needed. This is not only an editing job; it’s also a chance to be a language mentor to several hardworking students.

Skills/Requirements

  • Native-level US English (or native-level proficiency).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated mastery of written English.
  • Superb English grammar and syntax skills.
  • Ability to edit and proofread work while maintaining a writer’s innate voice.
  • A strong desire to help out a lot of people.
  • General knowledge of blogging, online marketing, SEO, WordPress, business, etc.
  • Ability to work remotely.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to work full-time.

What We Offer

  • Remote working environment (work in your pajamas in the Bahamas).
  • Hard-working team full of blogging, marketing, development, SEO, and writing professionals.
  • Flexible working schedule.
  • Potential to work with well-known entrepreneurs, marketers, brands, and writers.
  • Blogging related deals and discounts for team members.

Salary

Negotiable. Based on experience and value to be offered.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and a letter of interest to [email protected] with the subject title “(your name) -Editor/Proofreader Application”.

Also, please provide a sample of your past written and/or editorial work (can be links or attachments).

Looking forward to working with you on the ShoutDreams team!

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