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Editor, Quality Control

Each year, the publishing team of The Conference Board of Canada is responsible for turning almost 3 million words into hundreds of important research and economic reports. As a vital part of the publishing team, the successful applicant will work closely with the other Editor responsible for English editing to ensure the quality of all publications released by the Board. As a Quality Control Editor, you will work on a wide range of materials such as research reports, marketing materials, and media releases, destined for both print and web. Strong English editing skills are essential. The ability to proofread French page proofs is not a prerequisite for this position, but is a definite asset.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Publishing, this is a full-time, permanent position located in Ottawa and is available in September 2017.

Principal Duties

  • Proofread final laid-out page proofs of research reports, economic forecasts, marketing materials, media releases, web sites, speeches, and blogs.
  • Work with the (English) Editor and other members of the Publishing team to ensure that all materials and documents meet the Board’s established guidelines for branding and editorial style.
  • Act as the “final eyes” on documents before their release.
  • Copy edit unedited documents as needed.
  • Follow and apply the organization’s Editorial Style Guide.
  • Assist with the review and maintenance of the Editorial Style Guide.
  • Liaise with external editors as required to ensure knowledge sharing.
  • Work with internal clients to share best practices, answer questions, provide guidance.
  • Provide input into process improvements to help us better serve our clients.
  • Provide support to the (English) Editor as needed.

Skills & Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years’ working experience in editing, proofreading, or other related disciplines, preferably in a production, publishing, or agency environment.
  • Completed post-secondary education in a related field, such as mass communications and/or journalism.
  • Working knowledge of publishing and office technologies: MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian grammar and typography rules.
  • Familiarity with website content management systems and reference management systems is an asset.
  • Familiarity with academic publishing, including citation and reference requirements is an asset.
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic, ability to respond quickly to changing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and speed.
  • Availability to work overtime if and when needed.


 We thank all applicants who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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