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Global Content Editor

Rotary International
Evanston, IL 60201

Job Title:           Global Content Editor

Area:                  Global Communications

Reports to:        Supervisor, Global Content

Classification:   Exempt


Organization Overview

Rotary is 1.2 million inspired business and professional leaders, in 35,000 Rotary clubs and more than 200 geographical areas united daily across cultures and occupations addressing illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, and lack of clean water. The fervent idea exchange celebrates diverse perspectives and facilitates positive change. Passion and engagement abound at Rotary International. In exchange for hard work and dedication, our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. We offer all this and more. Come join us. Visit www.rotary.org to learn more.


Rotarys Commitment to Diversity

One of Rotarys values is diversity, which we define as embracing diversity in thought, culture, and perspective. As such, we welcome and encourage highly-qualified candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds to apply.


General Overview

The global content editor works on a wide range of print and digital content for Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, maintaining Rotarys high standards for written communications. The specialist copyedits and proofreads materials for a global English audience, performs quality control checks on the design and text of materials in several languages, and supports the other goals of Rotarys Global Content team.



  • Copyedits training materials, website content, newsletters, marketing materials, forms, etc., for clarity, accuracy, consistency, grammar, mechanics, and voice

  • Proofreads English materials, watching for errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style

  • Checks the typesetting and layout of materials in English and other languages

  • Teaches staff writers about Rotarys brand voice and style, including by helping the global content supervisor develop training sessions and materials

  • Communicates quality standards and guidelines for working with Global Content staff to writers; addresses quality concerns

  • Fields questions from staff about grammar, mechanics, style, and voice

  • Works with writers, editors, designers, and quality control staff

  • Helps to maintain the house style guide and other reference materials

  • Supports the training and globalization efforts of the global content supervisor

  • Assists with department responsibilities as needed

  • May hire and supervise freelance copy editors

  • May schedule and manage copyediting workflow


Knowledge and Skills

  • Superb copyediting and proofreading skills, including use of proofreading marks and Microsoft Words Track Changes function

  • Strong interpersonal skills, tact, and flexibility

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in writing and speaking

  • Familiarity with AP style

  • Knowledge of page makeup and layout standards

  • Strong word processing and internet research skills

  • Ability to balance a number of assignments and meet tight deadlines

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills


Required Experience

  • 4+ years as a copy editor


Preferred Experience

  • Editing of English materials for international audiences

  • Editing of materials that will be translated

  • Proofreading

  • Use of Microsoft Word, including the Track Changes feature

  • Use of Adobe InCopy and Acrobat

  • Knowledge of a language other than English

  • International work or educational experience



  • Bachelors degree; English, communications, or journalism preferred



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