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Media Editor, Psychology

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., Remote, Work from USA

Level: Experienced

Duration: Full Time


W.W. Norton & Company is seeking a Media Editor for Psychology to join its Science Editorial group. The Science Editorial group takes pride in creating high-quality and pedagogically-effective digital resources for college students and instructors. We believe that our collaborative work environment is key to maintaining that high standard. Media Editors work closely with discipline editors, marketers, and specialists on their teams as well as Norton UX designers, engineers, project managers, business analysts, media project editors, and production managers to create exceptional products. Working in the Science Editorial group also offers regular opportunities to learn, grow professionally, and foster innovation by sharing ideas with colleagues working in other disciplines. This position reports to the Editor in Chief for Science.

Job Advantages and Highlights:

  • Understanding the undergraduate course markets in psychology college publishing and the diverse needs of instructors and students.
  • Planning, developing, and implementing strategic and innovative content to be used in digital products for teaching, learning, and assessment.
  • Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.
  • Collaborating closely with editorial, digital design, production, and product development colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Finding, signing, and communicating with authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.
  • With the help of an editorial assistant and associate editor, closely monitoring projects at all stages of editorial development and production.
  • Clearly and compellingly presenting digital products to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.
  • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, digital media to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Experience and Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, self-motivated, creative, resourceful, collaborative, detail-oriented, and organized.
  • At least five years prior experience in college publishing or comparable experience creating digital products in other industries is strongly preferred.
  • This position requires strong editorial aptitude and keen interest in the teaching and learning needs of college instructors and students. Communication internally and externally happens frequently in this role, so candidates should be effective oral and written communicators.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a "can-do" attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment. This position is in Psychology but offers opportunities to work on projects outside that discipline as department needs shift.
  • Candidates should be interested in the challenges and opportunities of digital media as it applies to teaching and learning and be eager to uphold Norton’s high standards of content quality in all projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Employment eligibility to work with W.W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Must be able to work full business hours.
  • While travel is moderate, media editors must be willing and able to travel several times per year throughout the United States and Canada. Travel includes attending academic conferences and Norton sales conferences, providing on-campus sales support, and author meetings.
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with video editing tools a plus.
  • Comfortable learning and working in new content management systems.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the benefits and limitations of HTML and JavaScript.

Compensation and Benefits*

Currently available benefits include:

  • Annual compensation for this position is between $65,000-90,000. All salaries and salary ranges posted by Norton may vary depending on experience, skills, location, and like considerations.
  • Generous paid time off, paid holidays, and summer Friday afternoons beginning in July
  • Generous health benefits, including PPO, EPO, and High Deductible medical insurance options, vision insurance, dental insurance, flexible spending accounts for healthcare, dependent care and commuter, gym membership reimbursement, and more. Coverage for spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children is available.
  • Profit-Sharing and 401(k) benefit plan with discretionary contribution matching by employer
  • Disability and life insurances
  • FMLA, parental and other leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (for mental health, financial planning, and other needs)
  • Company-provided laptop
  • Employee discounts on Norton books
  • Limited matching of employee donations to eligible non-profit organizations

All policies and benefits described are subject to change at any time.

About W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

About Norton:

W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: http://www.wwnorton.com.

W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.

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