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Graphics Department Proofreader

The Opportunity

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) is looking for a Graphics Department Proofreader to join our team and proof graphics presentations. This is a part-time position that works remotely but is ideally in the Los Angeles area for occasional in-person staff meetings and trainings.

The Company

FM3 has specialized in public policy-oriented opinion research since 1981 and offers a wide range of opinion research, communications strategy and consulting services to assist political candidates (Democratic or non-partisan), ballot measure committees, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.  (In other words, we’re political pollsters, but we conduct a wide variety of non-political opinion research as well.)

Our 24-person company (with offices in Oakland and Los Angeles) conducts as many as 300 surveys and 150 focus groups each year, focusing on issues of major economic and social concern, including environmental quality; natural resource conservation; clean and renewable energy development; transportation planning and finance; health care; education; public finance; drug reform policy; growth and property development; and the implications of public policy for groups such as people of color, children and seniors.

Examples of our recent work during the November 2018 election cycle included helping send Kyrsten Sinema, Tammy Baldwin, and Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate and eight Democrats to the House; defeat the gas tax repeal, pass a$4 billion housing bond, and pass a $4 billion parks and water bond in California; legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan and medical marijuana in Missouri and Utah.  Additionally, FM3’s research helped pass important local finance measures, including $6.4 billion in 12 school districts across California; a nine-county Bay Area-wide measure to finance $4.5 billion in highway and transit improvements; and other local funding measures for services like schools, community colleges, road repair, public safety, parks and libraries for more than 50 communities.

Responsibilities

FM3 Graphics Department Proofreaders work collaboratively with other members of FM3’s Graphics Department primarily to proof PowerPoint presentations for data accuracy, formatting consistency, and spelling and grammar.  This is an as-needed position throughout the day/week, depending upon the volume of presentations and availability of the Proofreader.  Presentation first drafts are made available for proofing and the Proofreaders pick-up projects to proof during the day, evening or weekend, depending upon their schedules and presentation deadlines.

Requirements

  • 2+ years experience as a proofreader
  • A high-level attention to detail
  • A flexible schedule
  • Above average computer skills including mastery of Microsoft Office applications, especially PowerPoint and Adobe
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational and multi-tasking skills with high attention to detail
  • Familiarity with or ownership of a Microsoft Surface Tablet or compatible tablet

Compensation and Benefits

The position is part-time and the Graphics Department Proofreader will be offered a competitive, hourly compensation package (including annual individual and company performance-based bonuses).

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter (as a single document) to resume@fm3research.com with the subject line “FM3 Graphics Department Proofreader.”  Be sure to include details on where you heard about this position, your availability, and your hourly wage requirements in your cover letter.

FM3 is committed to diversity in its workforce. FM3 is an equal opportunity employer and insures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.