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11/09 Himanshu Sharma
HR Executive at Microsave Consulting

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Assistant Copy Editor (1-5 yrs)

Delhi/Lucknow Job Code: 176187

Responsibilities:

The Assistant Copy Editor will:

- Support the team lead at the Copy Desk to fix errors and align with our house style

- Work closely with the larger in-house communications team on documents related to the development sector at large

- Work on blogs, pitch decks, research reports, communication campaigns, and social media deliverables

- Work on edits that will span proofing, sense check, checks consistency in alignment with the MSC in-house style, and reader focus

- Work on sharpening text into crisp plain language - most changes include making sentences active, fixing Indianisms, doing a sense check, fixing logical inconsistencies, and hacking away non-sequiturs and danglers

- The candidate should track their tasks and work in a self-managed way

Essential Skills:

- Should have experience in MS Word (especially tracking, reviewing, and merging edits), MS PowerPoint, cutting jargon, individual task management, time management, interpersonal communication, editorial diligence.

Qualification:

Degree in English, Mass Communication, Social Sciences, or Media Studies, or other relevant professional qualifications in line with the areas of specialization.

Essential experience and skills:

- Must have editorial experience, preferably in print or online news media, nonfiction or general publishing, business editing, or technical editing,

- Should give attention to detail, ability to pick out Indianisms, a strong sense of style and grammar, ability to work well under tight deadlines, ability to edit and rewrite content while preserving meaning,

- Should be quick to adapt to and apply the in-house editorial and brand guidelines, as well as client guidelines,

- Should have the ability to solve problems, stay organized, and track and prioritize tasks,

- Should have the ability to multitask independently,

- Should be a self-starter who takes onus and can adapt to a steep learning curve,

- Should have excellent interpersonal communication skills and team-playing capabilities,

- Should be interested in areas like development, poverty alleviation, environmental or gender issues.

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