H&L Partners, an independent advertising agency, is looking for a Proofreader/Copy Editor.  This role is based in our main office, located in Oakland’s Jack London Square.  The Proofreader/Copy Editor manages consistent messaging and brand voice that is communicated across all mediums with the Agency. Job prioritization, scheduling, and deadlines are set by Project Managers.  However, the Proofreader/Copy Editor is a “department of one,” making suggestions and queries from an independent and objective standpoint.


  • Copy edit and/or proofread, with or without backup copy, advertising and marketing material produced by nearly all H&L departments and in all mediums, including:
    • Print (print ads, out-of-home, point-of-purchase, signage, direct mail, catalogs, etc.
    • Broadcast (radio and TV scripts)
    • Digital ads
    • Requests for proposal (RFPs)
    • New business and client presentations (brochures and books, PowerPoint)
    • In-house materials (correspondence, promotional material)
  • Edits and proofs legal language and disclaimers for certain clients. Editing and proofing comments will vary between soft and hard copies
  • Generate and update copy decks, scripts and legal matrices on an as-need basis
  • Ensure creative consistency (visually and content-wise) within a campaign, across all mediums
  • Use relevant information and individual judgement to determine whether content comply with client brand standards and legal guidelines
  • Collaborate with teams to deliver quality projects on time


  • 4-5 years of experience proofreading a wide variety of fast-turn jobs in a high-volume environment. Advertising, marketing and/or promotions agency environment preferred
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
  • Highly organized with an ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and simultaneously handle multiple projects with total accuracy
  • Self-motivation
  • Focus and concentration on accuracy and great attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism preferred


  • Comfortable talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Able to work in a face-paced environment
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a can-do attitude.
  • Able to quickly learn and apply client brand standards and client style guide, as well as trademark and legal guidelines

To apply, send cover letter and resume to careers@handlpartners.com. Subject line: Proofreader / Copy Editor

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide an individual response to every candidate.

H&L Partners is a full-service, integrated agency made up of diverse, collaborative, and multitalented individuals with experience in all areas of marketing communications. H&L Partners is based in Oakland, with offices in St. Louis, Phoenix, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Miami.

To learn more about us, visit www.handlpartners.com.