Copy Editor - Health & Nutrition Supply Chain (Temporary)
We organise over 500 large-scale branded and transaction-oriented events in 14 specialist markets. These are typically not-to-be-missed annual events where buyers and sellers build relationships, see and show products and do business.
We also provide year-round online platforms where companies showcase their businesses and products and buyers conduct research, generating valuable leads, and we provide data and digital content that supports the flow of knowledge and transactions in markets.
The Copy Editor is responsible for reviewing written content, including articles, digital magazines, reports and guides, webpage landing page copy, and marketing copy to ensure excellent readability, grammar, and punctuation. An understanding of FDA and FTC-compliant language related to the food and beverage and dietary supplement industries is desirable.
Their duties include communicating with Editors and Publishers, content marketing professionals, and marketing project managers, reading through content and making notes of odd passages and correcting grammar and punctuation errors as well as optimizing readability for the designated target audience.
Working within deadlines on multiple content programs is critical.
The Copy Editor will support content related to the health and nutrition industry, including content that covers ingredient and product scientific research and mechanisms of action. An understanding of technical subject material related to consumer packaged industry product development is preferred.
The Copy Editor will be a full-time, temporary role through 2023 and will play an important role within the health and nutrition media organization, helping to maintain the highest level of excellence in publishing and professional audience-centric publishing.
Objectives and key responsibilities for the copy editor:
B2B media brands, Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider produce a high volume of both editorial content and content marketing. Much of this content is paid sponsored custom-produced content. In addition to content creation and custom content product design, content is published and marketed via the media brands to targeted audience segments.
The copy editor role is critical for maintaining accurate and stylistically consistent copy across content types. Additionally, the copy editor will ensure the quality of published pages meets the designated editorial standard and support on-time publishing of best-in-class B2B content.
The primary priority will be reviewing and editing content marketing assets pre-publishing; reviewing, editing, and occasionally producing specified landing page content as part of the pre-publication process; reviewing and editing marketing copy as assigned. Secondarily, specified editorial content may be assigned for review and editing in preparation for publishing.
A collaborative mindset is valued, as the copy editor will work within a team environment. Questions, input, and process improvement are supported and encouraged.
The copy editor with will with the Director of Content Marketing and others on the content team, including other editors to improve copy and content that meets the audience’s needs and the brand’s strategic objectives, and support marketing services in publishing high-caliber website landing pages.
Review content marketing custom content as assigned by the Content Marketing Director and Associate Content Marketing Director.
This includes copy for:
- Product development guides; custom reports; articles; infographic copy.
- Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Check reference accuracy and formatting.
- Support style consistency across asset types. Improve and optimize passages where needed.
- Review content in the design phase for added accuracy and style compliance pre-publishing.
- Create landing page copy for content marketing pre-publishing as assigned. Assure that landing page copy for custom content marketing is corrected for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style. Consider audience specificity related to the content objective.
- Occasional fact-checking content as requested.
- Check content against the Natural Products Insider media style guide, primarily AP Style, but with industry-specific needs.
Skills & Qualifications:
Ability to multitask and pivot focus (as new needs arise) without losing momentum are a must. Staying on deadline with project and program review is critical.
Preferred industry knowledge:
The optimal candidate possesses experience in the dietary supplement industry and/or food and beverage industry, with an understanding of the regulatory constraints and requirements related to educational and marketing content.
A technical writing or editing background is additionally desirable, with knowledge of scientific footnoting and technical content deciphering.
Editing and writing:
Demonstrated AP-style editing; web publishing skills are a plus. Willingness to work interactively and professionally with varied team members. Ability to construct grammatically correct sentences, punctuate them properly, and assure that content is assembled into clear paragraphs that develop a central idea in a way that the audience finds understandable, helpful and appealing based upon the content concept and objective – content marketing often has specific informational and educational objective. Ability to check attributions and citations for accuracy and format. Ability to evaluate the structure and flow of a piece of writing and reorganize or recommend changes to improve structure, flow and clarity.
MS Office/Software: Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly learn to work within other content and program/project management tools; Basecamp, Trello desirable.
Preferred Experience & Mindset:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or any other related field. An equivalent of this educational requirement in working experience is also acceptable.
Experience: Three to five years of working experience in a business or industrial content editing/writing position with an ability to edit technical material. B2B and health & nutrition industry experience preferred.
Mindset: Highly organized, detail-oriented, independent and self-motivated, with an interest in contributing to team excellence. Collaborative in nature to lean into learning and supporting content that fits the business needs. Must take responsibility yet remain flexible to the evolving nature of business and industry.
What we offer in return:
- Vacation - 15-25 days depending on years of service
- Paid Holidays – 10 designated, 2 floating, birthday
- Volunteering days – up to 4 paid days annually
- Health and Wellness Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, and others)
- 401k, Matching Contributions & Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Training & Development - LinkedIn Learning, Certification & Mentoring, Talks & Coaching
- Mission-driven culture with passionate, professional colleagues
- Work-life balance
- Seasonal social and charitable events
- Discounts through various partnerships
- Travel & participation in industry-leading events
We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.
As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.
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