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Location: Burnsville, MN, United States

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Northern Tool + Equipment is seeking a talented Proofreader to establish and maintain quality standards by proofreading and copy editing all promotional materials produced within the Advertising department and elsewhere in the Company, monitor all work in progress for adherence to established quality standards, strive for perfection of accuracy and consistency and assist in the development of new standards when necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Proofreading of all printed advertising materials for accuracy and consistency against established standards during all phases of production under established timelines.
  2. Proofreading of all final catalog covers and pages using our printer partner’s tools and processes, while adhering to all time-sensitive deadlines. Compiles the index for each catalog.
  3. Reviews and proofs all promotional Web emails, Web homepages and related Web copy.
  4. Reviews copy for product packaging and manuals as needed to ensure adherence to quality standards.
  5. Reviews and analyzes advertising content (including catalog and web materials) for completeness and clarity of offering, providing recommendations to Creative Services Manager as needed.
  6. Reviews and advises Copywriters and Graphic Designers on quality control issues or updates, working closely with production coordinator.
  7. Researches, evaluates, and implements changes and updates to the Advertising Style Guide.
  8. Monitors corrections for adherence and reports the results to the Creative Services Manager on an ongoing basis.
  9. Maintains familiarity with all new templates and design instructions for catalogs, tabloids, direct mail, packaging, and other Advertising collateral.
  10. Communicates with the Merchandising, Marketing and Customer Service departments as required to facilitate quality on all projects.
  11. Provides training and direction to Proofreader and freelance/contractors concerning proofreading priorities and works with Creative Services Manager to establish efficient workflow.

What you will bring to the table:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism, advertising, or other related fields.
  • 3+ years of experience with journalism and advertising principles or related field.
  • 3+ years of demonstrated proofreading/copy editing experience, preferably in an advertising department.
  • Demonstrated experience with writing processes and procedure documentation.
  • Familiarity with traffic, copywriting, proofing principles, layout, and design principles.
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of skill in grammar, punctuation, usage, and spelling.
  • Ability to maintain high quality standards.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Workfront and Teams.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of customers, employees, and others.
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment’s 12 Core Competencies.

About Us

At Northern Tool + Equipment we’ve created a problem-solver’s paradise. A place where both pros who need the perfect tool to expertly finish the job, and do-it-yourselfers, who are looking for the right tool along with a bit of guidance, feel right at home. Our blueprint for success is Made for This. We’re poised to create a world-class customer experience while we strive to enter new markets and drive growth through exceptional customer insight. The plan is well on its way to resounding success, with over 130 retail stores across 24 states, plus a selection of products from the top national brands, and the addition of global manufacturing operations designed to create our own specialized tools and equipment. We’ve always had a way of either seeing what’s next, or defining it, but we need great people to grow along with us. We're looking for people who have the mindset of putting the customer first; team members who are ready to equip every problem solver who walks through our doors with the right tools and advice to tackle the tough jobs well; and individuals who are ready to help us boldly build what’s next.

As a Top Midsize Employer, we proudly offer:

• A comprehensive benefits package to cover healthcare, retirement, and wellness programs to help you be your best self financially and physically.

• Generous Employee Discount on the products we sell.

• 401K with employer match

• Holidays off NTE recognizes 7 federal holidays.

• Hybrid work schedule.

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