Friday, May 07, 2004

This afternoon's phone interview is for a content manager role based in Kingston upon Thames wrong job! This is a production editor role, different company, phew good job I checked! It's quite well paid and would be a small step up in terms of experience and prestige. I'd have to:

provide Editing and Production support to our U.S. and European clients to meet their unique and changing needs.
· Copy-editing: Copy-edit client and agency press materials, including technical documents; impose consistency, clarity and correctness; create, use and maintain style and reference resources
· Client service: Coordinate production projects; manage press material distribution; meet deadlines; provide on-site support for various events, including pressroom coordination and press kit building; provide on-call service after hours
· New-business projects: Format and copy-edit materials for new-business pitches
· Agency business support: Add information to the agency’s knowledge resources, including client and agency style guides; participate in professional development classes; use employee education fund to seek continual professional improvement; participate in team and agency projects as assigned

The ideal candidate is a college graduate with a degree in English, journalism or a related field, and at least two years of professional copy-editing experience in a similar fast-paced and demanding environment. Strong copy-editing and proofreading skills plus the ability to explain fine points of grammar and usage are required, as are problem-solving skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. General knowledge of journalism, public relations or the high-tech or bioscience fields is strongly preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint is required; graphic design expertise and the ability to create HTML e-mail messages is highly desired. French or German language fluency is a plus; this position will require regular travel.

Wish me luck - I hate phone interviews, although at least it means I don't have to dress up.

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