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(freelance, project-based, work from home)
Bookbright Media has immediate need for freelance researchers and fact-checkers to review social science essays designed for high school students. This will be a recurring project with a predictable monthly schedule for the right candidate.
We're looking for conscientious readers who understand academic standards of scholarship and can find the answer to anything. You do NOT have to be an expert in the subject matter. But you do have to be an expert at checking for factual errors and unreliable information, and being precise about what is and is not true. Must be willing to read about and be impartial on a wide range of controversial topics such as abortion, drug use, national politics, and religious expression. Excellent opportunity for those starting out in the publishing field!
WHO WE ARE
Bookbright Media is not a publishing company; we're the company that makes publishing possible.
Bookbright Media supports major publishing firms internationally with industry-leading quality in the production of books and digital reference materials. As a 12-year-old company, we're young enough to be creative and flexible, but old enough to know what we're doing. We boast a stellar reputation among the giants of the publishing industry. We are quality-driven professionals obsessed with the human pursuit of knowledge.
Bookbright provides end-to-end project management of books and digital reference materials. We provide content development, editorial services, data management, and archive development.
Our customers are some of the biggest publishing houses and learning companies in the world. We've worked with Harvard University, MIT, the CIA, the US Department of Justice, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Routledge, Gale, and University of Chicago museums, not to mention special projects with Alice Walker, Bill Moyers, Lucy Lippard, and other luminaries.
We're seeking freelancers who are passionate about learning, literature, publishing, or any other relentless, shameless pursuit of knowledge.
WHAT THE JOB IS FOR
To assist in the creation of original, revised, and repurposed prose content for use in school and library products by verifying that all material is derived from current, authoritative sources and free of factual errors. May support content creation by executing the necessary research and data collection to strengthen existing written materials. Works to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality editorial content that meets client specifications.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
â€¢ Verify that all writing adheres to client standards of factual accuracy and clarity.
â€¢ Creatively solve information needs in limited time.
â€¢ Evaluate use of source materials and suggest supplemental sources as needed.
â€¢ Recommend edits to editorial staff to bring erroneous material in line with fact.
QUALITIES OF A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
â€¢ You have deep research experience, gained either in an academic setting or on the job in journalism, publishing, or some other information-rich environment.
â€¢ You understand what a valid and reliable research source is.
â€¢ You are puritanical about the difference between correct and "kind of" correct.
â€¢ You are widely read in a variety of subject areas and have a voracious thirst for knowledge about unfamiliar topics.
â€¢ You keep up with the news and generally know what's going on in the world such that you would recognize the names of major organizations, politicians, and recent national events.
â€¢ You have good writing skills.
â€¢ You take deadlines very seriously.
THE DIFFERENCE YOU COULD MAKE
â€¢ You ensure that knowledge is passed on through quality, accuracy, and consistency in printed and digital materials with a worldwide audience.
â€¢ You help maintain Bookbright's high quality standards and safeguard Bookbright's unified voice in the publishing world.
â€¢ You help advance exciting new knowledge in a wide variety of subject areas.
This is a single-project offer with the possibility of extending to a regular monthly engagement. A skills test will be administered before any assignment can be offered.
Compensation: $50/essay (1500 to 2000 words)
NO CALLS PLEASE!
Please send cover letter and resume to email below.