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Copywriter / Copy Editor (part-time, contractor, Canada)



Marketing & Communications
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Who are we?
We’re a small, diverse team working at the cutting edge of machine learning. The Cohere platform provides access to Large Language Models through its APIs that read billions of web pages and learn to understand the meaning, sentiment, and intent of the words we use in a richness never seen before.
We are focused on creating a diverse and inclusive work environment so that all of our team members can thrive. We welcome kind and brilliant people to our team, from wherever they come.
Why this role?
At Cohere, we're obsessed with language -- we believe we need great great writers and we always will. We are on a mission to build machines that understand the world and make them safely accessible to all. Data quality is foundational to this process. Machines (or Large Language Models to be exact) learn in similar ways to humans - by way of feedback.
Our Copywriters and Copy editors support our Data Quality Specialists, by serving as a proofreading/editing layer to their work to ensure that all samples fed to our AI model are well-written, follow the style guide and delight the reader. By up-leveling all of the content produced for the model, you will be an essential component of improving our Large Language Model’s performance for iterations to come, thus having a lasting impact on Cohere’s tech.
Please Note: This is a part-time independent contractor position based remotely or in Cohere’s Toronto office. We are looking for candidates who are able to commit to three 4-hour shifts per week minimum - although there is flexibility to take on additional hours if the candidate is interested in doing so. Compensation ranges, but starts at $30 per hour based on experience and tasks. This is an independent contractor position and is BYOD 💻 - Bring Your Own Device (laptop).

As a Copywriter / Copy editor, you will:

  • Spend the majority of your time writing or reading/proofreading text to create perfect writing samples to train our data models
  • Label, proofread, and improve machine-written and human-written texts
  • Raise the bar continually by writing fresh copy that is of exceptional quality on a variety of topics
  • Adeptly vary the voice, style, and other characteristics of writing samples
  • Follow our style guide, and make recommendations on unique situations that fall outside of its scope
  • Work with intense attention to detail while citing sources of information

You might be a good fit if you are:

  • An engaging, dynamic copywriter - with excellent oral and written skills. You have an uncanny knack for delighting your reading audience. You also are the type who can skillfully distill complex ideas into readable, digestible summaries
  • A thoughtful and thorough editor. You've spent time re-writing, proofreading, and giving feedback on others writing in a previous role. You've worked with a style guide before and enjoyed it
  • A fast, thorough reader with great comprehension skills
  • Expert web-based research skills that you've used for your writing or editing before
  • Ability to follow complex instructions, navigate ambiguity and work independently in a remote or hybrid environment
Interview process:
TBC - but will consist of an interview and a practical assessment consisting of language-based tasks (e.g., writing sample, summarizing text, or interacting with a chat bot) to test written skills.
We value and celebrate diversity and strive to create an inclusive work environment for all. We welcome applicants of all kinds and are committed to providing an equal opportunity process. Cohere provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Our Perks:
🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment
🧑‍💻 Work with cutting-edge AI technology
🪴 A vibrant & central location
🥨 A great selection of office snacks
🏆 Performance-based incentives