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(Contract) Project Editor

Publication or Company  Benchmark Education Company
Industry  Book Publishing, Graphic Design/Art Direction, Marketing, Other Publishing, Teaching/Academia
Salary Hourly
Job Duration Freelance
Job Location New Rochelle, NY
Job Requirements Project Editor CONTRACT POSITION

Essential Functions
Work with the Executive Editor and Senior Project Editor to project manage the development phase of new product development.

• Coordinate with vendors and freelance writers developing content to ensure that content guidelines are observed
• Attend regularly scheduled status meetings with Executive Editor or Senior Project Editor to report on workflow and content issues
• Review and approve manuscript and production stages, working directly with copyeditors, graphic designers, and photo researchers
• Incorporate feedback (based on defined review stages) from Professional Development, Sales and Marketing, Editorial management, and outside reviewers and consultants
• Create or update Product Library documentation
• Communicate with Sales and Marketing to support the development of sales support tools
• Complete Product Data Management entry based on defined workflow milestones

Additional Responsibilities
• Work with the Correlations Manager to create and/or review state or competition correlations to ensure that they accurately address standards and topics.
• Support Sales and Marketing by reviewing pullouts, space ads, pre-pub flyers, and other sales support tools for accuracy and completeness
• Read professional journals to increase market and pedagogical knowledge
• Attend department and weekly product status meetings
• Complete time tracking documentation on a weekly basis

Skills and Experience
At least five years of experience developing literacy materials for an educational publisher
Qualifications
B.A. in English, education, or a related field (M.A. a real plus)
Superior writing, editing and project management skills
Up-to-date knowledge of language, literacy and content issues
Intermediate-Advanced proficiency, MS Office
Basic proficiency, Adobe Creative Suite is preferred
Comfortable juggling several projects concurrently
Able to work collaboratively with other departments (e.g., design and marketing)
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Teaching experience is a plus
About Our Company Benchmark Education, a growing educational publishing company in lower Westchester County. We provide exceptional supplemental texts and teaching materials to the elementary and middle school markets. Our company is high-energy, productive and team-oriented, with lots of opportunity for learning and growth.