Responsible for the accuracy and the consistent grammar, punctuation, usage, spelling, and style of all ARD Communications publications.
Fact-checks the University of Chicago Magazine, the College magazine the Core, and other publications as needed against appropriate background materials such as writersâ™ notes, interview recordings and transcripts, books, online references, and the alumni database.
Proofreads the University of Chicago Magazine, the College magazine the Core, and all other print and digital publications.
Follows and assists with maintaining the ARD Communications style guide. Stay current with changes in The Chicago Manual of Style and AP style, as well as cultural shifts in language.
Assists the editors of the University of Chicago Magazine with future story ideas, maintenance of the magazineâ™s email account and correspondence, and other duties as needed.
Supports the larger ARD Communications editorial group with project research including, but not limited to, archival or online research; copyediting; and proofreading as needed.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Edits books, journals, or other written materials with guidance from others. Establishes editing schedules.
Collaborates with authors to resolve routine problems using existing procedures and to clarify meaning. Assists with quality control by proofreading edited manuscripts.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s or advanced degree.
A minimum of one year of professional fact-checking or research experience.
A minimum of two years of professional proofreading experience.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including the Universityâ™s donor relationship management system; the Mac computer environment; Microsoft Office; Adobe Acrobat; and Wrike, ARD Communications project management system.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Intellectual curiosity with a desire to question and learn.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Persistent in the pursuit of excellence.
Strong research and critical thinking skills.
Outstanding grasp of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
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