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Requisition Number 17-0311
Post Date 4/21/2017
Title Associate Editor
Organization Name Macmillan Learning
City New York
State NY
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 Bedford/St. Martin’s is seeking an Associate Editor for our Communication and College Success group. The associate editor will plan, develop, and manage preparation of undergraduate textbooks, Web content, and ancillary elements that promise competitive advantage.

Major Responsibilities:

• Working with authors and other content providers, plan, evaluate, and edit for quality and competitive advantage textbooks and print and electronic supplements. The associate editor is responsible for making editorial decisions and directing authors and others to make improvements accordingly.
• Schedule, plan, and coordinate the elements of each project including scheduling content delivery, editing, reviewing, permissions, text and photo research, and turnover to production while adhering to deadlines and budgets.
• Hire and manage content providers, text and photo researchers, and freelance editors as needed.
• Prepare production-ready final manuscript; text and art files; and associated readings, art, photo, and permissions logs; and prepare final credit lines.
• Keep abreast of pedagogical and market trends; perform competitive analyses; spearhead the instructor community website.
• Write promotional copy.
• Travel occasionally to discipline conferences and/or college campuses to meet with authors and customers, provide book exhibit coverage, train or support sales representatives, gather market feedback, or promote titles.
• Participate in training and professional development activities.

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• 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 and new media
• Strong project management skills, with ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently
• Close attention to detail
• Ability to work in a variety of online environments to manage data and optimize user experience
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, Google, Dropbox, Adobe Acrobat
• Interest in and ability to think creatively about higher education, English composition and literature

Experience Needed:

• Teaching or tutoring experience in the discipline a plus
• Previous experience in educational publishing strongly preferred

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor of Arts degree
• English or Communication majors strongly preferred
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