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Sr. Copy Editor

Redlands, CA


Esri is looking for a meticulous, forward-thinking editor who can handle a high volume of work, review a variety of material with exceptional attention to detail, demonstrate a keen interest in technological concepts, and who can take the lead on implementing innovative uses of artificial intelligence (AI) for copy editing. Esri's copy editing team specializes in ensuring quality and consistency in editorial style and altering text to maintain readability and brand fidelity. The role includes project management, a strong overall command of language and narrative concepts, copy editing, proofreading, rewriting media content copy, fact-checking, and quality assurance. This role would also prioritize working with existing and emerging AI technologies to develop ways to optimize copy editing responsibilities and productivity.

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  • Editing: Review and copy edit a wide range of written materials including articles, blog posts, concept papers, marketing materials, and technical documentation for clarity, accuracy, grammar, punctuation, and style adherence. Responsible for editing decisions based on Esri style and other required references to a variety of challenging assignments, editing a wide array of complex content pertaining to technology, services, software products and solutions, global business development, corporate marketing, and multiple industries.
  • Technical Understanding: Leverages AI and emerging technologies to improve the editing workstream and overall productivity. Use analytical problem-solving techniques to increase efficiency and accuracy.
  • Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough quality assurance checks to identify and remedy any errors in content prior to publication. Provide final quality control review for high-priority and strategic documents, public-facing documents, printed material, and agreements. Ensure and maintain comprehensive, accurate version control.
  • Collaboration: Work effectively with leadership, writers, editors, subject matter experts, designers, and other stakeholders to uphold editorial standards and meet project deadlines. Collaborate with teams to apply best practices in multiple content mediums. Mentor junior editors and contribute to the development of editorial training materials and resources.
  • Style Compliance: Ensure that all content follows established style requirements, brand guidelines, and industry standards while maintaining a consistent tone and voice. Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Esri style guide.
  • Be an expert: Verify the accuracy of technical information, statistics, and references cited in written materials, working closely with subject matter experts and writers when necessary. Provide constructive feedback and guidance to writers to help improve their writing skills and ensure alignment with editorial standards. Suggest reorganizing, recommend changes, and offer constructive critiques. Serve as subject matter expert for writing group as well as other departments.
  • Audience Fluency: Adapt materials and editing for an array of differing strategic audiences, ranging from the general public to business executives to technical experts.
  • Product Expertise: Collaborate with team members and external stakeholders to keep current on Esri products, services, and events as well as geospatial industry terms and usage.
  • Stay Updated: Stay abreast of industry developments, emerging technologies, best practices in editing and content creation to continuously contribute to advancing editorial processes and outputs.


  • Bachelor's degree in English or similar field
  • 5+ years of experience copy editing projects with varying degrees of complexity, size, and type
  • Ability to score in the 98 th percentile in a written test demonstrating expertise in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and word usage
  • Demonstrates a mastery of language and ability to convey messages to varied audiences
  • Strong skill set for storytelling, a mastery of grammar and the English language, and the ability to tailor your writing to tell that story on a variety of platforms
  • Technical proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe project management applications
  • Familiarity with and strong aptitude for testing and implementing the use of AI technologies in copy editing workflows and processes to enhance productivity and capacity
  • The desire to learn about and remain current with developments in the geospatial industry and with Esri technology
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, exercise good judgment, and meet tight deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and communicate effectively to peers and leadership

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Total Rewards

Esri's competitive total rewards strategy includes industry-leading health and welfare benefits: medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance for employees (and their families), 401(k) and profit-sharing programs, minimum accrual of 80 hours of vacation leave, twelve paid holidays throughout the calendar year, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Base salary is one component of our total rewards strategy. Compensation decisions and the base range for this role take into account many factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs.

A reasonable estimate of the base salary range is

$76,960 - $128,960 USD

About Esri

At Esri, diversity is more than just a word on a map. When employees of different experiences, perspectives, backgrounds, and cultures come together, we are more innovative and ultimately a better place to work. We believe in having a diverse workforce that is unified under our mission of creating positive global change. We understand that diversity, equity, and inclusion is not a destination but an ongoing process. We are committed to the continuation of learning, growing, and changing our workplace so every employee can contribute to their life's best work. Our commitment to these principles extends to the global communities we serve by creating positive change with GIS technology. For more information on Esri's Racial Equity and Social Justice initiatives, please visit our website here.

If you don't meet all of the preferred qualifications for this position, we encourage you to still apply!

Esri is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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Client-provided location(s): Redlands, CA, USA
Job ID: Esri-4339997007
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • FSA
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • On-Site Gym
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Profit Sharing
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Promote From Within
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led

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