Editor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Company: Sax Arts & Crafts


School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc. From basic school supplies to curriculum-based solutions we offer an unmatched selection of quality, value-driven education products, services and programs.

Supporting educators isn't just our specialty, it's our passion. We strive to be the preferred resource for educators, by working hand-in-hand with them to develop real-world learning solutions. Our focus is on helping educators help students succeed by making learning easier ? and more fun ? for students of all ages and abilities.

We are currently looking for an Editor for our Cambridge, MA, office. This position reports to the Managing Editor and is Full-time hourly position, with great benefits available at hire date. The Editor will edit and help develop print and digital educational products in accordance with project schedules and guidelines.



Essential Job Functions:


Serve as overall resource to department and individual project teams.

Perform substantive editing, copyediting, fact checking, and QA in both print and online environments; incorporate feedback from authors, editors, and others.

Evaluate, write, and revise curriculum for accuracy of content, clarity, social/grade-level appropriateness, readability, and other factors.

Work in print and online authoring environments, formatting and coding manuscript as required; communicate technical specs and other requirements to design, production, and technology staff.

Help prepare guidelines and prototypes.

Verify and log error corrections and bugs; coordinate the overall reprints process (seeking approvals as necessary).

Manage all permissions requests and maintain all associated correspondence. Manage and maintain author and customer correspondence. Help organize and archive project files.

As needed, file new copyrights with the Library of Congress and maintain all associated records.

Organize and maintain departmental libraries (products, journals, competitors? materials, etc.).

Continually increase knowledge of struggling readers and appropriate research-based interventions as well as market trends and competitors by reading professional journals, attending seminars and workshops, and pursuing other professional development opportunities.



Qualifications:


Bachelor?s degree in Liberal Arts, Journalism, Education, Communications, or similar discipline

2+ years experience in educational publishing; experience working on digital products preferred

Strong technical skills with the ability to learn and to train others in the use of new technology applications and devices

Highly organized with ability to prioritize, to multitask, and to work effectively within a deadline-driven environment

Excellent communication, editing, and interpersonal skills

Pedagogical knowledge through teaching, classroom visits, and/or coursework a plus

Ability to keep manager and others informed of project status, issues, and concerns without prompting

Ability to exhibit flexibility and adaptability to changing project criteria

Candidates must be willing to work in the office daily as this is not a remote position.

School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace.

All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.



Equal Opportunity Employer


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