Associate Copy Editor

Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Full Time
India | Content
Mid Level
About us:

TMB is the community-driven entertainment company engaging more than 250 million consumers worldwide across streaming TV, social media, web and print. Our portfolio of brands including FailArmy, Family Handyman, People Are Awesome, Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, The Healthy, and The Pet Collective, is powered by content that's inspired and created by our fans. Together our community sparks curiosity, fuels laughter, and inspires people to live big, full, fantastic lives. Learn more about our brands, our data-driven marketing solutions, our award-winning licensing services, and much more at trustedmediabrands.com.

Location:

TMB has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, London and Gurgaon. This role will be based out of our Gurgaon office, and you will have the flexibility to work in the office and from home.

About the role:

The Creative Team at TMB (Trusted Media Brands) India is looking for a detail-oriented copy editor, reporting to the Senior Editor, Copy Desk. This seasoned professional is responsible for copy editing and proofreading content produced by the company’s editorial teams, including copy published in magazines, books, special-interest publications and custom publishing projects.

About you:

You are a word person who cares deeply about accuracy, details big and small, typography, grammar, word nuances and our readers. An average day might involve editing and/or proofreading recipes, DIY projects or birding/gardening stories. You can look past sentence structure and read each piece of content as if a reader at home is seeing it for the first time. You enjoy collaborating with multiple brand editors to fix nuances and significant story discrepancies. You have an eye for spotting typographical inconsistencies and communicating those to the team’s designers if you cannot fix them yourself. And understanding US recipe language, measurements and styles is vital. A comprehensive style guide will be provided, and you are expected to embrace it and adhere to it.

Your day-to-day:
  • Edit and proofread copy for magazines, books, special-interest publications, custom publishing projects, advertising and marketing projects, and other work as assigned
  • Using Word and InCopy, ensure that all content follows our global style and is on-brand, accurate, grammatically correct, clearly written, of value to the customer and in good taste
  • Ensure that content, format, style and design elements are consistent and correct while checking facts against source material, doing independent research as needed at reliable websites
  • Work closely with editorial managers to suggest improvements to headlines, decks, story openings, captions, cover lines, graphic elements and other content
  • Leverage the company’s archives to verify content featured in books
  • Input corrections into the company’s recipe database data as required
You have: (aka Qualifications)
  • A bachelor’s degree in relevant field of study or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • At least three years of professional publishing experience, including previous copy editing and/or editing experience
  • Outstanding writing, spelling, punctuation, language and grammar skills, as well as extensive knowledge of AP Style or a willingness to learn in your first few months
  • An excellent eye for detail in photographs, typography and text
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to diplomatically resolving conflicts involving workflow, assignments and conflicts with other teams, along with a strong understanding of deadlines
  • Solid interpersonal communications and collaboration skills
  • An eagerness to be coached and have your work reviewed, and a collaborative spirit that makes you want to ask questions and look up style questions repeatedly and independently until you have a solid foundation in our styles and processes
  • Ability to adapt workflow and the use of publishing tools and platforms to manage assignments
About this team:

Our company’s copy editors read and fine-tune thousands of pages per year in products that bring people together over the love of shared pastimes. Whether the publication celebrates cooking, nature, a boundless sense of curiosity or do-it-yourself home projects, our hardworking copy desk maintains each publication’s voice while preserving high standards of accuracy, language and style. A supportive, collaborative environment and a variety of pleasant-to-read content make each day different.

Our benefits:
This position is critically important to the success of TMB. Our team is high-performing, goal-focused, fast-paced, dynamic and flexible to stretch and move with trends and business growth needs. This role and team are highly collaborative, working seamlessly with other teams around the business. The team also has a fun and friendly culture, which has helped all flourish while working from home.

Our Benefits:

We value our people and offer a collaborative and engaging culture. As a Trusted Media Brands employee, you will enjoy work/life balance, generous time off and comprehensive benefits and programs. Learn more about what life is like working at Trusted Media Brands at https://www.trustedmediabrands.com/careers/.

India specific benefits
  • Comprehensive Time Off policies
  • Maternity and Paternity Time off
  • Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits including access to OPD consultations*, Gym/Yoga studios, Teleconsultation/Telemedicine*
  • Access to Mental Health Reimbursement
  • Annual Sport reimbursement and Home office reimbursement
  • Office with in-house kitchenette
Trusted Media Brands embraces inclusivity and values our diverse community. We are committed to building a team based on qualifications, merit and business need. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

This role is offered by TMB through Jukin Media India Private Limited. 
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