▹ Copy Editor - All offices
What we do
Alma Economics combines unparalleled expertise in economics and advanced data analysis with a focus on the real world.
Our work spans various sectors and countries, but our aim is always to make evidence-based assessments to help build a better society. Current and previous clients include the World Bank, the European Commission, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, the Children's Commissioner for England, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the British Lung Foundation, the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies, the Office for Students, and Adam Smith International. We operate out of our offices in London and Athens.
What sets us apart is our desire to work on issues with a societal bearing. For example, our research has looked at:
How can we better understand the scope of problems facing children in England? What don’t we know?
How can we identify best practice in online safety?
What incentives can be used to improve matches and reduce waiting times for adoption?
What progress have the nations of the Mediterranean made towards gender equality?
How can we help developing countries increase tax revenues to improve sustainability?
Who we are
At Alma, we are guided by three overarching goals: create an excellent environment for our staff, achieve excellence in everything we do and produce work that makes an impact.
Our team boasts members from diverse backgrounds with a range of experience across various sectors. We perceive the world from different angles which allows us to see the bigger picture and to challenge conventional views.
As a growing company, we offer a supportive environment to take your skills and experience to the next level. We strive to create a workplace that combines innovation, critical thinking and fun.
Who we are looking for
A motivated and creative Copy Editor to join our team.
If you have attention to detail, an allergy to typos, grammatical mistakes and stylistic inconsistencies, and a background in marketing, advertising, or communications, we would love to hear from you!
You must enjoy working in a fast-paced and challenging environment where continuous learning is a priority. You know how to get things done and thrive when working independently. You do what it takes to add value to a team, even if it means completing repetitive and unglamorous tasks.
We are a dynamic firm, and you will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of business areas, including business development, marketing and social media. We value each person’s skills and strengths and seek to amplify the value you bring by encouraging knowledge sharing across the company.
What you will do
Copy-editing for external and internal projects, including technical reports, video transcripts, web-pages, social platforms to ensure consistency and accuracy, offering creative suggestions to fix awkward or unclear language in copy and improve headlines/display type.
Proofreading documents to ensure all material use the correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Advise on drafting internal correspondence including employee newsletters, employee handbooks, employee CVs, and more
Developing and executing social media content strategies for corporate social media channels that reflect key marketing initiatives/campaigns and align with brand and reputation objectives
Providing ad hoc support to project teams, including advising on communication methods and their implementation
What you need
Exceptional copy-editing skills with a knack for headline-writing and an eagle eye for typos, grammatical mistakes and stylistic inconsistencies
Fluency in English – both written and oral is a crucial prerequisite (fluency in other languages, including Greek, is a plus but not necessary)
Exceptional writing and communication skills
Strong understanding of the nuances of social media and some experience in social media marketing
Experience working in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Acrobat, and in print and online content management systems
Proven organisational skills and the ability to work within tight deadlines
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a high degree of integrity and personal responsibility
Great, if you have
Good knowledge of and/or an interest in economics and current affairs
How to Apply
To apply, please send the following to email@example.com, with subject title Copy-Editor/Proof Reader-Athens Branch
A short cover letter. Please make sure you include details on your availability to start work and eligibility to work in the UK and EU
Samples of your written work in English.