PLS is looking for a proven, experienced copy editor with oil and gas industry knowledge that can focus on our family of industry publications. The individual will be primarily responsible for copy editing and proofreading. The in-house position will include working closely with writers, graphic designers and other content providers to ensure timely distribution of materials. In addition to copy editing, the candidate will occasionally serve as backup for writers as needed Min. 5 years of experience with newspaper, online news service or trade publication. Blogs or Instagram not relevant.
What to expect:
Responsible for editing and proofing of 20 publications a month; (e.g. edit publications of 10,000-12,000 words (~50 stories) in a two-hour window)
Responsible for ensuring timely delivery and publication of content
Develop a uniform PLS style guide and apply it to proofreading content
Proof final draft of publication and layout prior to distribution
Build, maintain and manage relationships with remote writers, designers and senior managers
PLS is located in the Westchase area: Beltway 8 and Richmond office location
Benefits available after 30 days of full time employment include, health, dental and vision insurance, voluntary life insurance, long and short term disability. After 6 months of full time employment, employees are eligible to enroll in our 5& matching 401K.
Knowledge of the oil and gas industry a must
Decisive problem solving in the face of tight deadlines
An ability to write and edit content in different editorial styles, from corporate reports to news and features to marketing copy.
Bachelor’s degree preferably in Journalism, Communications, English
Sound proofreading skills and a thorough eye for detail
Ability to write direct and concise sentences
Methodical working style
Ability to perform in a deadline-driven environment
Ability to multitask
Experience with Microsoft Office, InCopy/InDesign experience a plus
Knowledge of AP Style preferred
Skilled communicator and a strong, flexible team worker