Digital Media Project Editor

New York
Mar 15, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
Ms. Hiring Manager
Full Time
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines.


• Manage digital media projects (including such products as Coursepacks, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, Instructor’s Resource discs, ebooks, StudySpace, SmartWork, etc.) through all aspects of production.
• Oversee copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers, evaluating their work, giving feedback, and enforcing deadlines to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.
• Edit content as necessary: the Project Editor should have experience line editing, writing copy, copyediting, and proofreading.
• Help devise and maintain schedules.
• Help develop workflows.
• Help develop/edit design and project specs.
• Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
• Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.


• Bachelor’s degree.
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the United States is required.
• At least three years prior experience in the project editor/production editor role, ideally in college publishing. Experience with learning management systems and educational supplements a plus.
• Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project.
• Must manage complex workloads.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Must be extremely detail-oriented.
• Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting/proofreading test will be given.

Technical Skills:

• Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp, Proficiency in Photoshop and InDesign and familiarity with HTML and different content management systems a plus.

Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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