Senior Development Editor, AmELT
Job Description: The Senior Development Editor is an experienced editor within the Academic English and Literacy team, American English Language Teaching, responsible for independently managing the development, content-editing, and production of print and digital products on time and on budget. This position reports to the Managing Editor. Primary Responsibilities:- Manage the development of multiple key titles to meet deadlines and market needs- Manage freelancers and vendors regularly- Participate in the planning and implementation of market research - Prepare budgets and financials under the direction of the Managing Editor or Publisher when necessary- Translate market research into the product development process to ensure titles are competitive- Manage and motivate authors through all stages of the writing process- Create a collaborative work environment with editorial, marketing, market development, media, design, art editing, and other internal departments to ensure the ultimate success of the product- Edit and prepare manuscripts and art specs for turnover to Design- Proof all stages of manuscript in all formats, including art - Participate in the planning, implementation and proofing of audio, video, websites, DVDs, Classroom Presentation Tools, and other media programs - Ensure all text, photo and audio permissions are secured- Establish, implement, and maintain agreed schedules- Run series status meetings as required - Ensure administrative details are handled (e.g., permissions, reviewer invoices, etc.)- Assist in conceptualization of product- Provide guidance to less experienced editorial staffSuccess Factors:- Ability to work cooperatively within the project team to keep projects on schedule, within budget, and at a high quality level- Ability to work independently on all aspects of editing to ensure the following: pedagogical effectiveness, market appropriateness, consistency, accuracy, legal acceptability, and appropriate realization of the original intent of the work- Ability to independently manage numerous projects through to completion- Ability to take initiative in the development of materials to meet the requirements of the project brief- Ability to keep relevant documents and records pertaining to projects up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessible for other parties- Excellent organizational skills- Ability to motivate and guide authorsJob Requirements:Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher and exhibit excellent communication, time-management and negotiation skills. Should have 5+ years development editing experience, preferably in ESL/ELT. Must be able to successfully pass the OUP Editing Test. MS Office required including strong Word, Outlook, and Excel skills. Qualified candidate must be able to multi-task, work quickly, efficiently, and flexibly, and must be detail oriented. The position is located at the New York Oxford University Press office.Please apply through job application link.