The Works Design Communications
Toronto, ON
Summary of Responsibilities
The Works Design Communications is a full-service studio with expertise in brand development, stakeholder communications and corporate reporting, serving some of the world’s best companies. Our passionate, diverse and committed team is made up of subject matter experts, consultants, designers, writers and strategists who come together to create great work with purpose.

The Works’ custom-built offices sit in the heart of Toronto’s Corktown, just minutes from some of the best markets, parks and dining in the city. With all the bells and whistles of a brand new space, The Works’ studio comes with extras that keep our award-winning team smiling through their sweat – above and beyond the all-you-can-drink coffee.

This is not a nine-to-five kind of place and knowing that, we make sure we offer some pretty awesome perks. Summertime rooftop BBQs (yes, we have a deck up there), kitchen bake-offs, and the occasional beverage cart are a few ways we keep the creative juices flowing at The Works. To encourage interests outside of what’s in your inbox, we support a limited flexible hours policy. We trust that pride in producing great work means you recognize when the work-life balance shifts. We are a dog friendly workplace, and there are a few of them here. Some of them are big so we hope you are okay with that.

As a Proofreader at The Works, you are the point person for quality control, proofreading and copy editing of copy/content in all stages of development. You will interact with multiple teams on materials in creative development and production to ensure the quality of agency work including corporate reports, presentation decks as well as content for print, digital and social media.

What will you be doing, specifically?
Proofread client materials as assigned
Proofread internal materials for Project Managers
Check for errors/problems in layout
Check printer’s proofs
Maintain digital timesheet
Perform research as needed
Communicate queries to Project Managers
What experience, special skills and personal traits do you absolutely need?
Training in copy editing from a college or university. Post secondary education in English or related subject is preferred
Minimum two years experience in proofreader role; agency environment is preferred
Knowledge of proofreading and copy-editing marks
Familiarity with terminology of design and layout
Ability to read for both copy content and design specs
Experience proofreading on hard copy and using Adobe Acrobat Professional and Microsoft Word
Acquaintance with different style guides; in-depth knowledge of Canadian Press style
Fastidious attention to detail
Patience and grace under pressure
Ability to work on one document multiple times, sometimes for long hours
Keen awareness of numbers and ability to “read” figures as well as words
We are a dog friendly workplace, and there are a few of them here. Some of them are big. You need to be ok with that.

If you’ve got what we’re looking for and like the sound of how we work, then we want to see your resumé and cover letter (really important to us!). We appreciate all interest but cannot respond to all applicants. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Send your resumé and a cover letter (we actually read them, and they actually count) to If you qualify for a specific position, we’ll contact you.

No phone calls, please.