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Studio Proof Reader (12 Month Contract)


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  • 11889
  • United Kingdom
  • Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Publishing
  • Specialist/ Professional
  • Full-time Fixed Term

Job Purpose and Summary

Canon Cambridge require a Proof Reader to join our Studio Team for a 12 month fixed term contract. This position offers a competitive salary and the benefits of working for a global brand leader.

As an experienced Proof Reader, you will be coming to work on a Canon customer site where you will work to produce a high level of material to the required customer standards. A demanding but satisfying role there is some flexibility around working hours. The role is based at Whittlesford near Cambridge.

The work is varied and so if you enjoy working in a fast paced environment, being part of a team, and have accurate and excellent time management skills, then this is a great opportunity to develop your career.

The role is a 37.5 hour working week Monday to Friday, but offers flexibility on start and finish times.

What we give

With Canon, you'll get the support and encouragement you need to grow, from people who share your ambition. We'll invest in your professional development to help you learn and progress in your role with us. You'll find leaders who give you the freedom to explore new things and a team where knowledge is shared openly.

You’ll ensure that a high level of Quality Assurance work is produced, working on both confidential and non-confidential materials. You will provide proofs that are 100% accurate to the brief supplied, and ensure your team members also produce the same level of quality.

Working to a specific house style and working with the Studio Manager, you’ll identify and implement immediate and effective solutions to issues and ensure that any performance issues does not affect the service level agreements in place with the client.

Working through and maintaining processes and procedures within the in-house confidential print facility, you’ll adhere to all ISO and BS accreditations and associated legislative requirements.

Having a ‘hands-on’ approach to your work load you’ll address conflicting priorities and will be able to react quickly, effectively and consistently in regards to Quality Assurance.

Your career is important at Canon and we ask that you own your career development with the support and guidance of your Manager.

What we ask

We need people who can achieve the exceptional by working collaboratively, who have the courage to risk new ways of doing things and the ability to see the world the way their customers see it. We're looking for creative problem-solvers like you, someone who can ensure Canon stays ahead in an ever-changing world.

You’ll be an experienced Proof Reader with substantial experience and preferably working as a reader in a production environment. Please note, this is not an editorial proof reading role.

You will bring to Canon your excellent Production Proof Reading skills which are essential for this role.

For this role, you’ll have comprehensive practical knowledge of marks for copy prep & proof correction in accordance with BS 5261-2:2005 and have excellent inter-personnel experience.

Being highly organized and able to work in an environment of conflicting priorities, with a reliable and responsible attitude.

You will need

With excellent problem solving skills, you’ll have equally good time-management and organisational skills. With personal drive, you’ll seek ways of producing accurate work, with consistency. Being flexible and adaptive as required and possessing good innovative skills.

Further Information

Salary £25,000 plus site bonus scheme - 12 months

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Location Cambridge, Whittlesford

Closing date 28 February 2019 - please apply as soon as possible

Key Benefits

25 days holiday

Free Car Parking

Company Pension Scheme

Life Cover for those in the Pension Scheme

No Agencies please

Canon is enriching lives and businesses in incredible new ways. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company that’s strong, ambitious and considerate, where people do great things together. You can expect the exceptional and achieve the exceptional, with the world's best imaging company. 

Expect the Exceptional.