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Requisition Number 18-0295
Post Date 6/11/2018
Title Media Editor
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City Boston
State MA
Description Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC (“BFW”), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources.
Requirements Macmillan Learning is seeking a Media Editor for our Humanities list covering History. The Media Editor will plan, develop, and manage preparation of ancillary elements and Web content that deliver competitive advantage. Media editor works closely with the program director, program manager, development editors, and authors to solidify revision stories and first edition plans for all franchises on the History list.

Major Responsibilities:

• Working with authors and other content providers to plan, evaluate, and edit digital content for quality, accuracy, and competitive advantage. The Media Editor is responsible for making editorial and technical decisions and directing authors and others to make improvements accordingly.

• Working with media production to launch products, and manage through to go-live dates.

• Hiring content providers and freelance editors/accuracy reviewers/vendors as needed.

• Collaborating with program managers to set project budgets. The Media Editor is responsible for negotiating terms for the content providers of each project.

• Working directly with sales reps and customers to train, problem solve content issues, and support media products.

• Keeping abreast of pedagogical and market trends; perform competitive analyses.

• Participating in training and professional development activities.

• Working with in-house teams to make content accessible.

• Hosting weekly meetings with customers to discover market needs and gather feedback on existing products.

• Attending conferences, sales presentations, and company meetings to promote products, gather market information, and meet with potential and current authors and reviewers.

• Managing one direct report on the team


Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Excellent project management skills, with ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects and work effectively in a fast-paced and changing environment

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Excellent editorial judgment and skill

• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to form productive working relationships with authors, author teams, and in house teams including marketing, acquisitions, editorial, production, media production, and product development

• Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently

• Ability to quickly learn and work in multiple authoring and content management platforms

• Close attention to detail and strong interest in identifying and solving problems

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps

Experience Needed:

• 3 - 5 years editorial experience
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