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Copy Editor / Admin Assistant

Victoria, BC

Copy Editor / Administrative Assistant

Advancing People, Environment and Business! Does that statement resonate with you? Do you enjoy working with an engaged team towards a common goal? Do you believe that you are in complete control of your own destiny and always strive for greatness? Do you regularly question the norm and come up with creative solutions to problems? Do you want to work for a Top Employer in Canada? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we might have the perfect role for you!
 
We're hiring a Copy Editor and Administrative Assistant to join our Victoria Office, on a part time bases (25 hours per week). This is an in-office role, based out of our new space in Downtown Victoria. Ideally, you would have the option to increase hours up to 37.5 hours per week over summer/busy periods.


Reporting to the Team Lead of Administration, the Copy Editor and Administrative Assistant in this role is responsible for supporting the Word Processing and Administration Support team with their daily word processing and administrative needs. The Team provides a seamless workflow between our offices in Vancouver, Whitby, Victoria, and Langley, to ensure internal customers receive the highest level of care. We are looking for an engaged and driven individual who can deliver quality services.
 

Responsibilities:

Copy Editor (75%):
  • Proofreading for text, format, consistency and correctness;
  • Assist and communicate with other Teams with various editing and copywriting work;
  • Editing for spelling, grammar, and language; and
  • Assisting with compilation of reports.
Administrative Assistance (15%):
  • Copies and collates reports and proposals;
  • Scans and electronically files documents;
  • Organizes meetings and arranges for catering service when requested;
  • Provides clerical support for product documentation: filing, number tabs for file folders, archive, and retrieval of offsite storage;
  • Maintains office and reproduction equipment suppliers; and
  • Provides executive support as required.
Reception (10%):
  • Regular business hours, 5 hours a day, Monday to Friday;
  • Answers and directs incoming phone calls;
  • Greets and re-directs clients and deliveries;
  • Checks and forwards company voicemail messages and e-mails;
  • Prepares, receives, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail, packages and couriers;
  • Maintains office communal spaces;
  • Maintains back-office equipment; and
  • Provides reception support as required.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, or a related field, as well as at least 1 to 2 years of experience in a similar capacity or a combination of both Computer skills: Advanced Microsoft Word skills, Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Excel and Outlook, and Acrobat are an asset;
  • Copy editing and/or proofreading experience is an asset;
  • A quick learner, with the ability to multi-task and work with tight and changing deadlines and priorities;
  • The candidate should have excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills, as well as a keen eye for detail;
  • The candidate should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills; and
  • Excellent customer service orientation.

PGL Perks:
  • 100% Employee-owned organization;
  • Employee and Owner Profit Share Program;
  • Flexible work arrangements (work at any of the offices, or from home) and daily work hours;
  • Medium sized organization means a lot of opportunity for career development and progression;
  • Annual Company Retreat;
  • Allowances: Cell phone, Wellness, and Costco memberships;
  • Annual training and development budget;
  • Professional associations and membership dues;
  • Salary range: $50,000 - 70,000;
  • 3 weeks’ vacation and paid sick time; and
  • Competitive benefits: Extended Health, Dental, STD, LTD, Life, and Travel Insurance.
Visit our website and apply online (www.pggroup.com/join_team.htm). We will be accepting applications until Monday, February 5th with email notifications to successful candidates shortly after.  

About PGL Environmental Consultants 

At PGL, we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for every member of our team and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. We recognize that our strength lies in embracing a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds. We aim to provide equal growth opportunities for all employees and celebrate differences in race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical and mental abilities.

We are a full-service environmental consulting firm with offices in Vancouver, Victoria, and Langley (BC), and Whitby (ON). Since 1991, PGL has provided environmental services such as contaminated site assessments, remediation, environmental impact assessments, environmental permitting, and sustainability assessments. PGL is an employee-owned company with 80+ employees, including biologists, environmental scientists and engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, agrologists, and a dynamic customer-oriented support team.
 

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