ELECTION MATERIALS PROOFREADER

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary

Salary

Details: $23.33-$29.15/Hour

Published

08/27/2018

Address

455 County Center
Redwood City
California
94063
United States

Description

SHAPE THE FUTURE – WORK in the OFFICE of the PEOPLE

ELECTION MATERIALS PROOFREADER

County of San Mateo

$23.33-$29.15/Hour


The San Mateo County Registration & Elections Division is seeking full-time, seasonal extra-help Election Materials Proofreaders to assist in the upcoming November 2018 Election. This is an excellent nonpartisan opportunity to get involved in the election process!


We are currently seeking dedicated and hard-working individuals for the position of Proofreader. Proofreaders will be hired into one of three areas:

·        English Proofreading

·        Spanish Proofreading

·        Chinese Proofreading


All Proofreaders will be responsible for proofreading and/or translating election materials leading up to established election deadlines. Proofreaders will review, edit and proofread documents for accuracy, context, readability and syntax. Proofreaders will work on-site at the Registration & Elections Division at 40 Tower Road in San Mateo.

 

Examples of projects and materials needing to be proofread include, but are not limited to:

·        Sample Ballot & Voter Information Pamphlet

·        Official Ballot

·        Accessible Vote by Mail

·        Website content

·        Legal documents

·        Letters, flyers and other notices to voters

·        Video scripts


The Proofreader is classified as an Office Specialist. The hourly wage for the Election Materials Proofreader - Office Specialist position is $23.33.


IDEAL CANDIDATES for the Proofreader positions will have the following:

·        Bachelor's degree or higher in proofreading, editing, journalism, translating, literature or other related field

·        Technical writing certificate or other related certification

·        At least one-year experience proofreading documents and/or translating in English, Spanish or Chinese

·        Professional background in proofreading, editing, journalism, translating, creative or technical writing, or other related field

·        Competency in additional Microsoft Office Suite applications: OneNote and PowerPoint

·        Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint and Adobe InDesign


Critical Skills for all Election Worker – Office Specialist positions include the ability to prioritize work, coordinate several activities simultaneously, organize and maintain accurate files and records, type at least 50 words per minute, and understand and carry out oral and written directions.


Office hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. These positions may require weekend and evening work assignments. The selected individuals must be available for the entire employment period until the completion of their assignment for the November 6, 2018 Statewide General Election.


The Elections Division is an exciting, fast-paced environment, especially as elections approach. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a group of dynamic, well-organized and highly efficient individuals committed to the democratic process. More information about the organization is available on the Elections Division website www.smcacre.org.


Final Filing Deadline: Continuous


To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE 

Level of Language Proficiency

We are currently seeking dedicated and hard-working individuals for the position of Proofreader. Proofreaders will be hired into one of three areas:

·        English Proofreading

·        Spanish Proofreading

·        Chinese Proofreading


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

http://jobs.smcgov.org

To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at http://jobs.smcgov.org. Applications are only accepted online. EOE 


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