Digital Editor, Languages

Location
Washington
Posted
Mar 05, 2013
Closes
Apr 04, 2013
Contact
Georgetown University Press
Category
Publishing
Duration
Full Time
Georgetown University Press is reopening the search for a creative and experienced digital editor. The Digital Editor’s primary responsibility is the day-to-day management of digital products associated with language learning materials. He/she works closely with the project’s editor, production manager, and the marketing and sales director to define the scope, determine the budget, and execute the strategy for creating companion and ancillary products for textbooks and stand-alone products. The Digital Editor will work directly with authors and vendors to direct and execute the strategy and reports to the Director of Georgetown Languages. Note: This is neither a copyediting nor a print production job.

GU Press is in Washington, DC, in the heart of the exciting Georgetown neighborhood. We have a dynamic, fast-paced office and this job requires demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Creative people are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
  • Liaise between vendors and editors to translate content into functionality
  • Set and manage schedules, coordinating with vendors and authors
  • Complete projects on time and within budget
  • Serve as primary QA checker and workflow coordinator for all digital projects, working with others as needed
  • Manage and keep up-to-date the digital assets database and archive
  • With supervisor, identify and hire vendors as needed
  • Handle projects with proactive problem solving and creative scheduling
  • Expertly communicate project functionality and technical specs
  • Serve as technical capabilities expert; educate staff

    Qualifications
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in academic or textbook publishing
  • Must appreciate languages and language learning (2+ years experience learning a language a plus)
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred
  • Experience in multimedia or website development
  • Proficiency in a variety of office and multimedia programs, such as MS Office, Flash, Photoshop, iTunes, Garage Band/Audacity, databases; experience with XML/HTML and course management systems; knowledge of digital video a plus
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Some teaching experience a plus

    GU Press is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to Digital Editor Position, gupress@georgetown.edu. Application deadline: March 20, 2013.

    GU Press is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to Digital Editor Position, gupress@georgetown.edu. Application deadline: March 20, 2013.
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