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Indexer/Copyeditor Consultant - 17-01891
Ref No.: 17-01891
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Our client is seeking Indexer/Copyeditor Consultant  to work as part of a team that accurately creates, enters, edits, and maintains product information elements (metadata) for all products.
The Indexer/Copyeditor focuses on ensuring completeness, accuracy, and suitability of all metadata. The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor is also an energetic and creative troubleshooter who works with a wide variety of people regarding all issues related to content.
The ideal candidate should be an avid consumer of media, including books/periodicals (audio and digital reader), websites, blogs, and other digital content sources.
He/she is also a self-starter with impeccable organizational and analytical skills, a confident and upbeat communicator via written and verbal business communication skills, highly organized and detail oriented, and able to thrive in a high-energy entrepreneurial environment. Previous proofreading and/or copy editing experience would be valuable.
 
Key Accountabilities:
 
PRODUCT METADATA INDEXING AND COPY EDITING:
  • The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor proofreads and fact checks all product descriptions and supporting information prior to releasing a product to be published to marketplaces (stores, Amazon.com, iTunes). Key elements such as a product's price, on-sale date, territory rights, availability, provider, royalty earner, associated Amazon ASIN code, and all taxonomy elements are top priority areas of review.
  • The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor also provides QA for style in product descriptions, data consistency, and related product linking for all product metadata. The Indexer/Copyeditor Contractor needs to meet daily copy editing quotas and complete prioritized processing requests.
EDITORIAL:
  • Indexer/Copyeditor may need to research, edit, rewrite, or occasionally create descriptions for products.
  • The Indexer/Copy Editor may need to research and assemble positive product review "blurbs” to be added to product descriptions 
Skills/Experience Requirements:
  • B.A/B.S. or equivalent degree, preferably in Humanities
  • Editorial experience preparing online content
  • Proofreading experience; copy editing experience a plus
  • Familiarity with basic HTML formatting
  • Working knowledge of database concepts (including Excel skills) and best practices
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking and problem-solving skills in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of people
  • Demonstrated focused attention to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Technical proficiency in Windows operating environment