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Copy Editor (6 months contract) - RBI - Singapore

Reed Business Information
REE00BP5 Requisition #
Reed Business Information (RBI) publishes market-leading brands for an audience of 30 million decision-makers worldwide. It is part of the Reed Elsevier Group, a FTSE 100-listed company and Europe’s biggest online and offline publisher.

Cirium supplies data to market leading aviation and aerospace companies you use every day – our data powers the aviation industry and supports seamless travel for millions worldwide

The Singapore copy editors form part of a 24-hour global production team that includes people based in London, Houston, Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Reporting to the Head of Asia – Copy Editing, Global Production, the Copy Editor is responsible for ensuring ICIS/Cirium output meets the standards required by the business. 

The position is based in Singapore.
For a period of 6 Months Contract, 3 days per week. 

Key responsibilities
  • Edit Cirium copy to ensure the required standards are met in terms of grammar, spelling, structure, style and clear language.
  • Edit ICIS copy with a particular focus on accuracy and the logic of the reporting, ensuring corrections are avoided and the copy is easy to understand.
  • Check data is presented consistently and accurately. 
  • Ensure the copy is factually accurate and legally sound.
  • Look beyond cosmetic issues in the copy and ask more searching questions. For example, is the story balanced? Could it do with more context?
  • Write headlines, standfirsts and other furniture.
  • Ensure the copy is formatted correctly for publication.
  • Complete work quickly and to deadlines.
  • Keep accurate and comprehensive records of corrections prevented by your editing.

Key skills
  • Proven ability to copy-edit to a very high standard.
  • Ability to edit copy quickly while maintaining accuracy levels.
  • An understanding of the online publishing environment, ideally including experience of using content management systems. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Confident when dealing with figures, such as those found in financial reporting. 
  • A confident communicator.
  • A proven track record in a dynamic publishing environment.
  • Knowledge of the aerospace/petrochemical industry preferred, but not essential.

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