McCann Erickson
03 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

McCann Birmingham is part of the world’s largest advertising and communications network - McCann Worldgroup - which boasts over 200 offices in 130 countries worldwide. We’re one of the largest agencies outside London, with over 200 talented people, and are highly awarded in all aspects of our work.

McCann Studio is a versatile, highly efficient artwork department that produces on average 3000 pieces every month for around 70 different clients. And 90% of that work is in and out of the studio the same day.

How do we consistently produce such volumes of artwork so quickly - and accurately? By setting the bar high for the skill levels we require from every member of our team. Our main role is the artwork and despatch of press ads and print items - everything from national ad campaigns to brochures and van livery

This is a rare opportunity to join McCann Birmingham’s top quality Studio, working daily for clients such as Vauxhall, Stanley Tools, Triumph Motorcycles, Hardys Wines, Sunseeker Yachts and many more. We’re looking for a Proofreader to proofread and copy check all proofs and ensure adherence to corporate guidelines


  • Check all grammar, spelling and literals
  • Any queries with approved copy should also be highlighted including foreign languages where applicable
  • Check terms and conditions for accuracy and relevance to job in hand
  • Check all annotations are accurate and formatted correctly
  • Check tone of voice is consistent with specified guidelines
  • Ensure all errors and inconsistencies are reported back to relevant operator for correction


  • In possession of English language GCSE or equivalent
  • Critical eye for detail
  • Demonstrable understanding and command of the English language
  • PC literate
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Understanding of studio processes and working practices
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Flexible attitude
  • Check all images and copy are consistent with required final output

Proactively seek self-development

In return, McCann offer a competitive salary plus some fantastic company benefits including free onsite parking, pension scheme, life assurance, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme, subsidised gym membership, subsidised Bistro, and, of course, the much-coveted free chocolate Fridays.

Successful applicants will be required to take a Proofreading test of approx. 1 hour as part of the interview process.

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