HelloFresh is hiring a

Proofreader

New York, United States

PROOFREADER

HelloFresh is in search of an ambitious, organized, detail-oriented Proofreader to join our growing Editorial Team. The ideal candidate should have excellent grammar, proofreading, and copy editing skills. We are a fast-moving team with a focus on producing precise, engaging, educational content. 

 

The Proofreader, reporting to the Senior Proofreader, is responsible for a broad range of tasks and responsibilities, which typically span multiple positions within the editorial structure of a more traditional publication team. Proofreaders are continuously collaborating with the recipe editors, project managers, and production designers to produce over 100 recipe cards and meal stories every week across our HelloFresh, EveryPlate, Green Chef, and Factor brands.  

 

The ideal candidate should be detail-oriented, inquisitive, collaborative, and adaptable, with the ability to meet tight deadlines while also maintaining great flexibility when necessary. You enjoy collaborating with co-workers across multiple departments, and know how to facilitate a constant stream of communication. More than anything else, you understand that HelloFresh recipes are the most important connection we have with our consumers, and a successful recipe ensures a truly successful customer experience.

 

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with other Proofreaders on the team to produce over 100 recipe cards every week and contribute editorial web support across our HelloFresh, EveryPlate, Green Chef, and Factor brands, aligning to a stringent recipe style for each recipe brand through pre-determined, culinary-approved guidelines.
  • Review, proofread, and quality control ~50 recipes per week at various editorial checkpoints, ensuring clarity, consistency, and accuracy among recipes. This includes:
    • Reviewing recipe titles, descriptions, ingredient names, and instructions to ensure they align with brand-specific style guidelines
    • Proofreading and copyediting the finalized recipes for accuracy
    • Correcting misspellings and grammatical, culinary, and design errors
    • Conforming to branded language that is consumer-friendly and in line with brand-specific copy guidelines
    • Tracking edits to ensure all requested changes were made
    • Working closely with the editors and designers to eliminate recipe errors or inconsistencies, if/when product changes are made
  • Collaborate on the Editorial and Culinary Style Guides, contributing to recurring style guideline updates driven by customer-insights data, culinary feedback, or editorial needs
  • Maintain branded language and follow each brand’s tone and style guidelines
  • Manage deadlines across all projects and tasks
  • Ensure quality control of recipe cards, to include photography, ingredients, steps, and that requested changes are accounted for
  • Contribute to proofreading efforts on specialty projects
  • Assist with onboarding and training of new team members

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years experience in proofreading and copy editing—a background in food media or technical instruction is a plus and a passion for the culinary world and knowledge of cooking techniques and ingredients is preferable 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, or a Communications-related field
  • An impeccable eye for detail and nuance—you’ll triple confirm and cross check until you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it’s 100% error-free!
  • A desire to be a self-starter, proactive problem solver, and relentless in pursuit of solutions to roadblocks
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, and project management software
  • Skilled in copy editing, proofreading, AP style, and ensuring adherence to style guides
  • Experience following an editorial style guide
  • Tenacity in follow-through, owning and guiding projects from infancy to execution
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Superb organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects and timelines at once—our team must be able to calmly, cleanly switch between projects at a moment’s notice
  • Ability to maintain consistent deadlines while ensuring complete accuracy across all projects and tasks

 

YOU’LL GET…

  • Competitive Salary & 401k company match that vests immediately upon participation
  • Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy 
  • $0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans effective first day of employment
  • 75% discount on your subscription to HelloFresh (as well as other product initiatives)   
  • Snacks, cold brew on tap & monthly catered lunches
  • Company-sponsored outings & Employee Resource Groups
  • Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company 
New York Pay Range
$62,000$77,500 USD

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