Copy Editor

Cresco Labs Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Recently named one of Entrepreneur magazine's Top 100 Cannabis Leaders, Cresco Labs is one of the largest vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States. Cresco is built to become the most important company in the cannabis industry by combining the most strategic geographic footprint with one of the leading distribution platforms in North America. Employing a consumer-packaged goods ("CPG") approach to cannabis, Cresco's house of brands is designed to meet the needs of all consumer segments and includes some of the most recognized and trusted national brands including Cresco, Remedi and Mindy's, a line of edibles created by James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal. Sunnyside*, Cresco's national dispensary brand is a wellness-focused retailer designed to build trust, education and convenience for both existing and new cannabis consumers. Recognizing that the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the leading job creators in the country, Cresco has launched the industry's first national comprehensive Social Equity and Educational Development (SEED) initiative designed to ensure that all members of society have the skills, knowledge and opportunity to work in and own businesses in the cannabis industry.

MISSION STATEMENT

At Cresco, we aim to lead the nation's cannabis industry with a focus on regulatory compliance, product consistency, and customer satisfaction. Our operations bring legitimacy to the cannabis industry by acting with the highest level of integrity, strictly adhering to regulations, and promoting the clinical efficacy of cannabis. As Cresco grows, we will operate with the same level of professionalism and precision in each new market we move in to.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Copy Editor will be responsible for taking written copy provided from internal stakeholders and/or our agency partner making any required copy edits, in-depth proofreading (fixing any grammatical and spelling errors), as well as ensuring all content is written in the style, tone and voice of the brand it represents. The Copy Editor will ensure all text is readable, accurate and ready for production/publication.

The work consists of a mix of B2B and Consumer in the marketing, retail, wholesale and events space. Deliverables consists of packaging, collateral, posters/signage, advertising, OOH, POP and Merchandising displays, presentations and corporate requests.

In addition, the Copy Editor will be responsible for proofing against each state's regulations and assisting in keeping the content tracker up to date. The Copy Editor will help create a guide of various agreed upon stylistic choices and treatments in an effort to promote consistencies across all deliverables.

Ideally, we are looking for a copy editor that is also fluent in Spanish that can assist in the English to Spanish translations and editing and proofing accordingly.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Copy revisions as requested by Brand stakeholders.

  • Interprets and understands stakeholder feedback to improve upon language, efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Ensures text is structured and written in accordance with each brand's style, tone and voice as outlined in the brand guidelines.

  • Proofreading, grammar and spelling.

  • Review vendor proofs against approved copy, marking up edits as required

  • Content management.

  • The building of, and tracking against, a written Style Guide.

  • English to Spanish translation and proofing.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE

  • Excellent written communication skills, including good spelling and grammar.

  • A meticulous approach to their work with a keen eye for detail.

  • The ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Fluent in Spanish verbally and written is preferred.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • BS/BA degree in related field required or equivalent professional work-related experience.

  • 3-5 years related professional experience.

  • Worked in an agency setting is a plus.

  • Mac platform experience including Adobe InDesign and Acrobat.

  • MS Office experience including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years of age or older to apply

  • Must comply with all legal or company regulations for working in the industry

Cresco Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.


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