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Copy Editor

Location: Warrendale, PA

Department: TrueSense Marketing - Creative

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Who are we?

TrueSense Marketing is a full-service direct marketing agency with more than 200 fundraising pros (and growing!) that are committed to building strong donor relationships, enhancing the donor experience, and creating the conditions for greater generosity. Our clients see greater income, with strong donor retention and lower fundraising costs. 

We believe donors are heroes. Their passion and generosity are building a better world. That’s why we live donor-focused, client-inspired fundraising every day.

While analysis and numbers inform what we do, here at TrueSense we believe true success comes from the way we work with others. We operate with integrity, innovation, common sense, and value. We’re about people … about creating relationships, and communicating honestly and powerfully, one-to-one. Because that’s what’s real - and that’s what works.


What do we need?

In light of recent growth, TSM is looking for a Copy Editor to become an important member of our Creative team.   


What will you do?

As a TrueSense Copy Editor you will review, refine, and proofread copy and art prior to client review, make/finesse client revisions, and provide a final review prior to art output. S/he also maintains all client styleguides, and will perform some writing duties, as assigned.

More specifically, the candidate chosen for this role...

  • Proofreads creative materials to ensure error-free work, including checking for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, format, and adherence to client style.
  • Reviews all materials generated by creative team at multiple stages of a job — copy decks, art proofs, printer proofs, interactive test files, etc.
  • Edits copy to enhance readability; improve logic, flow, and emotional impact; ensure consistency of messaging; and, overall, improve donor response, as needed.
  • Corrects any errors directly in In Design files. When InDesign files are not available, clearly communicates changes via standard proofreaders’ marks or software commenting tools.
  • Applies any changes/edits consistently within the project, as well as across all client communications, as needed.
  • Writes clear, effective fundraising copy for assigned clients, and others as needed.
  • Works with writers and copyediting team to maintain Salvation Army story bank, and other tracking tools, as needed.
  • Maintains internal style guides for all assigned clients, with the input of the creative and client service teams assigned to each client.
  • Edits/proofreads other agency documents as requested, such as proposals, presentations, marketing communications, and related client-facing materials.
  • Works with larger creative team to improve processes and work environment as needed.

Position Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Appreciation
  • Communication
  • Computer Proficiency (including all Microsoft products: Outlook; Excel; Word; PowerPoint)
  • Congeniality
  • Customer Service
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Innovation
  • Job Specific Programs as Applicable: Adobe In Design and Acrobat.
  • Modeling
  • Personal Development
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism
  • Project Management
  • Team Mentality

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • 2+ years of professional copyediting experience, preferably in an advertising or marketing agency environment.
  • Experience in fundraising a plus.
  • Familiarity with grammar and style reference books, such as The Associated Press Stylebook.

* This position requires working full-time at our Warrendale, PA office.


TrueSense is a growing, moving, evolving agency, and we're always interested in talent. So we want to hear from you! We make work/life balance a priority; provide commensurate compensation and a vibrant, practical, family-conscious work environment.

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