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Job TitleAssociate Copy Editor
OrganizationConcordia Publishing House
ContactHuman Resources
Address3558 S Jefferson Avenue
LocationSt Louis, Missouri 63118
Position Overview-The Associate Copy Editor serves as quality control for products and promotional pieces published by CPH. This position will carefully edit and proofread developed manuscripts, implementing any needed changes.

Specific duties include:

• Carefully read and correct developed manuscripts for (a) House style; (b) standard rules of grammar and spelling; (c) clarity of thought and organization; (d) continuity among similar pieces; (e) accuracy of facts and sources; and (f) art directions and art placement.
• Ensure that manuscripts adhere to Concordia’s House style and general standards of professional publishing (based on The Chicago Manual of Style).
• Check validity and copyright information of all quotes and references.
• Discuss substantive changes with the project's developmental editor.
• Write new copy as needed when requested by developmental editor.
• Add all changes to the electronic files of the manuscript or mark corrections on hard copies, as needed.
• Review final files or pages for typographical and layout issues (e.g., typeface issues, word/line breaks, running heads, folios, and other traditional proofreading tasks). Also, ensure all queries are addressed.
• Work within budget while staying on schedule and meeting deadlines.

The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

• Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, theology, or a related field
• One or more years of experience in editing
• LCMS theology, doctrine, and church structure (preferred)
• English grammar and usage
• Publishing terminology and practice
• The Chicago Manual of Style (preferred)
• Reference methods and materials (books, Internet, etc.)
• Applying grammatical and style rules to existing writing
• Writing and rewriting for clarity
• Checking details
• Proofreading and typography

CPH is mission-focused, customer-driven, and exists for the purpose of providing Christian resources that meet the needs of its customers today and in the future. CPH has been certified as a Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, is a winner of the Missouri Quality Award, and the National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. CPH offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package featuring medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care benefits; disability and survivor benefits; accidental death insurance; and a company-provided retirement plan and an optional 403(b) retirement plan featuring a company match. Many other benefits are provided to CPH employees including free parking, business casual dress code, tuition reimbursement, and a friendly, team-oriented work environment with a management culture that solicits and recognizes employees for their ideas on opportunities to continually improve the company and our service to customers. We are looking for the best candidates to share in our vision.


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