Preliminary Proofer/Copy Editor

COLE Publishing, Inc

Established in 1979, COLE Publishing, Inc. publishes nine trade publications and maintains dozens of digital properties centered around environmental services.

Located in Three Lakes, Wisconsin on Townline Lake, COLE offers a unique work environment where the biggest disruption is people on the lake having fun while we're working. We never wear ties and even collared shirts can be frightening. COLE is proof that there is opportunity for great talent outside of Milwaukee or Chicago. If this sounds like your kind of place, you should consider joining us.

Position Details

Preliminary Proofer/Copy Editor
Northwest Wisconsin
Three Lakes, WI

Come join our fun-loving team of over-achievers as a preliminary proofer/copy editor and you'll learn that reading about water and wastewater every day can be extremely rewarding. If not for the content, at least the company you'll keep while doing it. No telecommuters will be considered – if we have to be here, so do you. This position is a full-time opportunity in our Three Lakes, Wisconsin office. 

  • Assist in preparing written material for both print and online publishing. 
  • Proofread and fact check editorial prior to publishing. 
  • Tag Internet articles with relevant terms/copy to increase search engine relevancy. 
  • Write photo captions for both print and online. 
  • Ensure both copy and photos follow appropriate deadlines, and will be ready for layout when required. 
  • Research and interview manufacturers in order to write original and informative marketing/sales/product copy. 
  • Assist editors and editorial layout team as required. 
  • Be prepared to cook chili during the NFL season on a rotating Wednesday schedule.
  • Opportunity to play on COLE's Pickleball league. Yes, it's a thing.

This job requires tremendous attention to detail while maintaining a certain level of flexibility. Must be able to function in a deadline-driven, detail-oriented environment. Ability to prioritize and multitask is a must. Knowledge of AP Style is required. Degree in either English or Journalism is preferred, but relative work experience will be considered in place of 4 year degree. Ideal candidate has one to three years experience as a copy writer, editor or proofer. 

Salary commensurate with experience. Starting salary for qualified candidate to be not less than $30,000. Every day is casual Friday. Benefits include: medical, 401k, wellness program, paid vacation and holidays. 9-80 work schedule - every other Friday off. Lakefront office views. Friendly, though sometimes annoying, co-workers. Friday summer cookouts. 

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