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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086996
Corporate Positions
Marketing & Advertising
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 31, 2020


JCPenney is seeking a meticulous, dependable proofreader to join our creative marketing team. The candidate will support the team by reviewing, proofing and editing written and digital marketing content for the brand. The proofreader’s main responsibilities are to ensure the work coming out of the department is error-free, consistent and accurate, and they must have the ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects. The ideal candidate does all this and is also a quick learner who takes pride in their work.

This position reports to a Senior Creative Manager (ACD level) in the JCPenney creative marketing department. The Senior Creative Manager will make assignments, manage workload and conduct performance reviews.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently
  • Proofread website assets, weekly ads, email, direct mail and more, as assigned
  • Check for correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, usage and consistency in all media
  • Ensure accuracy of all content related to pricing, coupons, percents-off, legal disclaimers and event dates by referencing multiple sites, event and promotion resources, copy style guides, etc.
  • Collaborate with marketing partners to ensure accuracy of offer copy
  • Effect consistent, accurate and high-quality work
  • Work with other proofreaders to evaluate and recommend improvements to create efficiencies and ensure consistency across media

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in English, communications or journalism
  • Three or more years of proofreading—agency or in-house marketing experience a plus
  • Writing experience is a plus
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to collaborate with creative team members
  • Proficiency in Mac platform, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat required
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Experience with WorkFront software a plus
  • Excellent time management and communication skills
  • Understanding of proofreading symbols and Microsoft Word’s track changes function
  • Problem solve and track down answers as they arise
  • Ability to multitask, manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Proofreader
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086996

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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