Part-Time Editor

Bishop Fox | Unknown | 6 months ago

HourlyHourlyIntermediate (2-5 years)Intermediate (2-5 years)Long-termLong-termUnder 30 hrs/wkUnder 30 hrs/wk

We are now hiring a technical editor for a fully remote, temporary, and part-time (15-20 hours a week) position to support our team in our busiest season.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do

You’re fluent in both AP Style and Chicago Style (or MLA if you’re especially adventurous) and can argue their virtues. Editing and proofreading are not just 9-to-5 responsibilities for you — they are a way of life. Confidence in your editorial ability radiates from your ruthless red pen. At a glance, you can tell the difference between a single space and a double space (the horror!), no matter the font. Your editorial antennae are well-tuned, and no margin or punctuation mark gets past your inspection. Your communication skills — verbal, written, interpretative dance-related — are unparalleled.

At Bishop Fox, you’ll be a trusted member of our growing and exciting editorial team. You will be tasked with inspecting our deliverables and collateral for quality content and formatting. Each day, you’ll work independently and steadfastly to meet stringent deadlines. Of course, these aren’t just any mundane reports or presentations. These deliverables encompass some of the coolest hacks in the industry; this is the sort of content you may have only otherwise encountered in headlines. As you proofread, you’ll learn about cybersecurity in a way most people will never experience. And, as the last set of eyes on deliverables before they go to our clients, you will play a crucial role in conveying our findings to some of the most important businesses in the world.

Your Experience

In addition to the above, the following is a list of skills and traits that describe you. If you have most of these, we’d like to speak with you.

At least two years of editorial, proofreading, writing, or communications experience
A preference for technical editing experience, particularly security
An uncanny attention to detail
A degree in English, Journalism, Foreign Languages, or a related field
Extensive experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Knowledge of FinancialForce is helpful
Trustworthiness and a respect for confidentiality
Top-notch time management skills; you respect deadlines
Outstanding prioritization skills
Flexibility and a willingness to sometimes work unusual hours
An outgoing and amicable personality
A team-player mindset and skin as thick as your favorite leather-bound book
A calm demeanor (you are an anchor in the storm)
Lots of self-motivation
Portfolio of writing and/or editing samples must be provided (link or attachment).

Apply today by sending your resume and cover letter, which should explain why you’re the best editor for this job. Please include the grammatical error that irks you the most and exactly why it makes you grit your teeth.

Interested? Drop us a line today!