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Proofreader / Copy Editor at Bible Society of Nigeria


The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) is a member of the United Bible Societies (UBS) a global fellowship of Non-Denominational Christian organization operating in over 240 countries and territories to make sure that everyone who wants to can access and engage with the Bible. Its primary mission involves Bible translation, production and distribution, advocacy, engagement and raising funds to execute these activities.

To continue to fulfill its mission and mandate, we are recruiting seIf-motivated, experienced, and qualified Christian professionals from different work spheres to fill the vacant position below:



Job Title: Proofreader / Copy Editor

Location: Lagos

Key Responsibilities

  • Resolving queries directly with the Typesetters and Translators e.g: style and text inconsistencies.
  • Sub-editing text written by several authors to ensure consistent house style.
  • Using a structured proofreading process to ensure error-free copy.
  • Responsible for the editorial work of all Publications of The Bible Society of Nigeria.
  • Preparing preliminary pages for the title, contents, and preface of a publication.
  • Identifying the common proof errors that are often missed by Translators.


  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Translator / Editor / Publishing Officer in a reputable publishing organization.
  • Minimum of First Degree in English Language, Linguistics, or Mass Communication with working knowledge in Biblical Studies (Theology) background from a recognized university.

Personnel Specification(s):

  • Versatility in IT. Skills especially Microsoft Office.
  • A high-level oral and written communication skill.
  • High level of concentration, accuracy, and great attention to detail.
  • Tact and diplomacy for negotiating changes with Translators and typesetters.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates who must be practicing Christians should send their updated CV and Application Letter in Word or PDF to: [email protected] using the Job Title and Location as the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline  5th April, 2022.

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