Media Editor, Economics & Film

Location
New York
Posted
Nov 12, 2013
Closes
Dec 12, 2013
Contact
Ms. Hiring Manager
Duration
Full Time
W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Media Editor for its economics & film college textbook teams. Working closely with this highly collaborative group, the Media Editor will be responsible for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of teaching, learning, and assessment supplements that support textbooks in these areas. This position will report to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.

Essential job responsibilities include:
•Understanding the economics and film markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout the country.
•Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in primarily digital supplements 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 colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
•Finding, signing, and communicating with supplements authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.
•Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.
•With the help of an associate editor and an editorial assistant, closely monitoring projects at all stages of editorial development and production.
•Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, and vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.
•Clearly and compellingly presenting digital supplements to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.
•Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, supplements to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.

Required Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree.
•Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required, as company will not pursue visa sponsorship.
•Must be able to work full business hours.
•At least four years prior experience in college publishing is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong college sales background and/or editorial experience.
•Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.
•Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.
•Superior verbal and written communications skills are essential.
•Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.
•Must be organized and detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
•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 recruiting authors on college campuses.
•Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of digital media as it applies to teaching and learning.

Technical Skills
•Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.
•Must have a working knowledge of the benefits and limitations of HTML, JavaScript, and Flash.
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Qualified candidates should apply by sending a copy of their resume and cover letter to: recruiting@wwnorton.com. PLEASE INDICATE WHICH POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN YOUR COVER LETTER.

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