Development Editor, American English Publishing Team

Springer Nature - United States3.9

ContractEstimated: $59,000 - $75,000 a year
Macmillan Education provides world class content in the most relevant, engaging and flexible formats to support students, teachers and institutions through a lifetime of learning. Macmillan Education produces content for English Language Teaching (ELT) and for Schools curricula around the world whilst Palgrave Higher Education develops and distributes textbooks, e-books and interactive e-learning resources primarily for University-level students.

The role of the Development Editor works within a publishing project team and has day-to-day responsibility for content development from initial writing brief to publication, ensuring that all material is of an appropriate quality and fully aligned to the publishing vision of the Commissioning Editor and Publisher. The Development Editor may also commission ancillary items under the guidance of the Commissioning or Senior Development Editor. The role involves extensive cross-functional liaison with the content production and content delivery teams to create material which meets the needs of the key audience and is published on schedule and within budget.

The position is available in our Miami or London offices. The team in Miami works under the name RedNova Learning, which is a Macmillan Education company.

Understand specific market needs and the publishing vision in the context of the publishing plan and business needs
Work with the Commissioning Editor and / or Senior Development Editor to prepare author briefs for specific projects, in light of market research
Understand contract terms and budget for external contributors, ensuring correct procedures are followed, and understand the financial implications of making changes
Take responsibility for overseeing external content creators to ensure work meets the required standard
Provide feedback to authors/contributors, suggesting appropriate action to ensure content meets the brief, with the support of the Commissioning Editor / Senior Development Editor where necessary
Alert the project team to any content development issues to ensure delivery is on time and within budget
Attend audio recordings, video/photo shoots and photo selection meetings to ensure outputs adhere to the brief / project specification
Create artwork, design and digital specification briefs, as well as style sheets, page plans and asset briefs and deal with overmatter (print and digital), commenting on issues and feeding back appropriately
Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you

Experience, skills, and qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent; ELT/TEFL qualification
Demonstrable ELT/EFL teaching experience is essential, preferably in a primary setting
Knowledge of ELT markets and segments
Excellent written English and knowledge of a second language
An ability to work to tight deadlines and to manage numerous tasks
Well organized with superior interpersonal, communication, and team-working skills
Understanding of content management systems, publishing technologies, and web publishing (HTML, CSS, XML, etc.)
Experience working with a range of new media and digital projects

Publishing background desired, but not essential, ideally in ELT

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Medical, Dental and Vision
Life and AD&D
Flexible Spending Accounts
Transit Accounts
Tuition Assistance
Summer Hours

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