The Role: Responsible for proofreading reports - either written by non-native English speakers or that have undergone extensive edits from multiple parties. The copy editor will address flaws on a very grammatical level to make sure the final published report reads smoothly and is formatted consistently, according to Moody's standards. Responsibilities:
Copy edit level 1 and low-impact level 2 final (and post-manager-approval) research
Proofread for spelling, word usage, grammar, punctuation and syntax
Ensure that Moody's house style is followed and formatting is correct (exhibits, headings and headlines, etc.)
May flag questions, but is not a fact checker and is not responsible for factual accuracy, which lies with the LOB
Identify documents in need of additional work around content or logic and escalate to Analyst and Financial Writer
Help analysts understand editorial changes and apply them to future work to improve analysts' writing skills
MIS Ratings and Research (R&R) is focused on the development of rating opinions and research, content and outreach, and the delivery of our services to issuers and investors MIS Research is focused on production of research content and operations.
1-3 years of proofreading experience at an online or print publication, or corporation
Bachelor's degree in English, writing, journalism, communications or other related fields
Experience with Method is a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Associated Press style; willingness to become an expert on Moody's style
Broad understanding of capital markets, finance and credit
Highly organized and efficient
Self-starter and able to adapt to change quickly and multi-task; able to meet tight deadlines
Very strong written and verbal communication skills
Effectively edit clear and concise copies for publication
Strong attention to detail
Works well independently under pressure in a collaborative environment
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.6 billion in 2016, employs approximately 10,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 36 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
Moody's is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.
MIS and MSS Candidates are asked to disclose securities holdings pursuant to Moody's Policy for Securities Trading. Employment is contingent upon compliance with the Policy, including remediation of positions in those holdings as necessary.