Senior Editor, Literacy
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Responsible for developing major components for Literature/Literacy programs. Develops prototypes and program content with limited supervision. Creates scope and sequence, writes and edits manuscript, prepares art and photo specs, reviews production stages, and ensures quality of all content. Enlists and manages freelancers and authors as necessary. Ensures that the component or portion of the component is completed on time, on budget, and in alignment with original product vision.
SCOPE AND IMPACT OF JOB
Strategy and Planning
The Senior Editor participates in the planning efforts, focusing on the component or portion of the component under his or her supervision, but also providing input other components where appropriate. The Senior Editor is responsible for writing prototypes and developing product specifications. The Senior Editor is expert in the subject matter for his/her assigned area and, in combination with the appropriate editorial staff, uses that knowledge to help ensure that the plans are both highly competitive and instructionally sound.
The Senior Editor is responsible for oversight of the execution strategy that will ensure that the component he or she is in charge of is completed on schedule and on budget. This may involve working with other staff, recruiting outside writers, and/or determining an outsourcing strategy. The Senior Editor is responsible for providing clear guidelines to the writers or outside developers. And the Senior Editor is ultimately responsible for editing or rewriting the material as necessary to make sure that it is of high quality and meets the product vision.
Supervisory responsibilities (direct and indirect)
Plans for and manages in-house staff (as appropriate), freelance writers, and/or outside vendors.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Related work experience
Formal education or equivalent
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken
Other Locations US-New Jersey, US-New York
Organization: North America
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 2, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1809721
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled