Consultant Editor / Proof Reader at Plan International

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Editor / Proof Reader

Location: Nigeria

Qualification and Expertise
Education:

  • HND / Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree or in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field.

Professional Experience:

  • Extensive experience (minimum of seven years) working as a content editor either in the non-profit sector, freelance, or within a newspaper publishing company.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong writing skills to effectively communicate revisions and improvements to authors and writers
  • Ability to write success/impact stories from an existing project through interviews to form part of key learnings, occasionally visit to communities where the project(s) is/are being implemented.
  • Proficiency in grammar rules, punctuation, adherence to style guides, and consistency in the flow of content.
  • A keen eye for spotting errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and inconsistencies in style and tone is essential.
  • Familiarity with search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and how they apply to content editing ensures that edited content is optimized for online visibility and ranking where necessary
  • Ability to work collaboratively with writers, authors, and other stakeholders to ensure that their vision is maintained while improving the clarity, coherence, and quality of content.
  • Capability to adapt editing style and approach based on the target audience, platform, and content type (e.g., web content, academic papers, marketing materials).
  • Ability to analyze content critically, identify areas for improvement, and propose solutions to enhance readability, engagement, and effectiveness.
  • Ability to edit, suggest, and feedback constructively and professionally is essential.
  • Ability to check for originality of content, and detect plagiarism and AI-generated materials.

Portfolio of previous Work:

  • A diverse portfolio showcasing edited content across various formats and genres demonstrates proficiency and expertise in content editing.

Professionalism:

  • Professionalism in communication and conduct.
  • Ability to take constructive criticism and incorporate feedback into designs.
  • Reliability and commitment to deadlines.

Application Closing Date
7th May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application package, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three samples of their most relevant previous work addressed to: nigeria.consultant@plan-international.org using the job title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Candidates are to include the specific position they are applying for in the email subject.

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