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Proofreader and Factchecker

--School Group--

 

ROLE DESCRIPTION 

Position  

Proofreader and Factchecker 

Department 

Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications 

Reports to  

Content Marketing Manager, Team Lead 

 

About School Group 

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer. 

 

 

Role Overview 

Working closely with other members of the Content Team, in this role you will do a detailed and thorough review of digital and printed content and published materials, while checking for spelling, grammatical, factual and other errors in accordance with School Group’s quality standards 

 

Essential Functions 

  • Provide edits and constructive feedback for visual, audio, and written material distributed by School Group. 

  • Ensure that all documents follow the School Group formatting guidelines and check for grammar consistency throughout. 

  • Fact-check and verify people, places, data, and information including historical information, dates, names, etc. 

  • Remain diligent in current trends of language, writing style, and online sharing. 

  • Meet the deadline requirements given by the Team Lead and complete work on time with precision and a mastered attention to detail. 

 

 

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position. 

 

 

Key Relationships 

 

  • Add positions consulted for this role, both internal and external. Also include direct reports, if any, and level of supervision. 

 

 

Qualifications 

Basic 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or English.  

  • 1+ year of familiarity with either non-profit or professional marketing standards of editing, proofreading, and fact-checking. 

  • Ability to rapidly read through and edit/proofread several file formats including (but not limited to) PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excell, Microsoft PowerPoint, digital web formats, audio files, visual files, and transcripts. 

  • Proven history that displays an advanced mastery of writing, editing, fact-checking, and proofreading. 

  • A general interest in international education, technology, and online e-learning platforms. 

 

Preferred 

  • Prior nonprofit or media experience a BIG plus.  

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint helpful. 

  • Experience working remotely as part of a team.  

  • Experience working in a start-up company, non-profit or entrepreneurial environment.  

  • Self-directed and disciplined with the ability to work independently in an ever-changing environment 

 

 

Why volunteer with us? 

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 

 

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 

 

  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 

 

 

Other information 

 

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.