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Production Editor

SUMMARY: 

The Production Editor will be responsible for overseeing editorial work (proofreading, copyediting, and application of style conventions) on assigned paper/pencil and online product families from kickoff through delivery. 

 Qualified candidates will have demonstrated strong editorial skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects in order to meet deadlines. Possess a passion for accuracy and a high degree of personal accountability. This role also involves cross-functional collaboration and must have excellent interpersonal communication skills and be a team player, must demonstrate flexibility, show a willingness to adapt to changing processes and procedures that improve efficiency and take accountability for ensuring that projects assigned by the Publishing Production Manager are delivered on schedule; in line with style, quality, and accuracy expectations; and within guidelines to achieve corporate goals.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee editorial responsibility for assigned projects per defined Scope of Work.
  • Work with Assessment Developers and Production Artists to prepare project style guidelines.
  • Reviews both paper/pencil and online test item and test form page layouts to ensure conformance to style guidelines.
  • Reviews test booklets, header sheets, manuals, and accommodated materials for content, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Reviews Materials Production Spreadsheet, Executive Milestone Schedule, and Internal Department Schedule with project team.
  • Initiates and facilitates scannable document and manual planning meetings.
  • Initiates and guides through completion all production work associated with the creation of header sheets, answer documents, ancillary materials, and manuals.
  • Prioritizes project workflow and completes work on schedule with direction from the Publishing Production Manager.
  • Informs resource groups when materials are ready for internal review and Program Management when materials are ready for client review.
  • Acts as Publications Department liaison at project status meetings and between resource groups.
  • Ensures that all necessary approvals have been secured prior to files being prepared for and released to vendor.
  • Works closely with Tech Team to check online display and notifies them when forms can be moved into the different review environments.
  • Monitors schedules throughout the course of the assigned projects.
  • Completes post-production tasks for assigned products, including maintaining the integrity and organization of assets according to department guidelines and standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or related field.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of 2 years of prior editorial work experience.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build and manage relationships across departments.
  • Ability to implement and assimilate new processes in an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Ability to take initiative and be an independent, accountable, dependable performer.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, team-oriented approach, and ability to collaborate.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and think critically.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Solid PC skills including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Project, plus Adobe Acrobat Professional.
  • Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Prior experience and/or professional knowledge of the education industry.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Knowledge of electronic prepress processes.
  • Knowledge of printing processes and printing terminology.

 OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship now or in the future.

 

 

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