Digital Editorial Assistant

Boston, Massachusetts (US) or Working from home
$30,000+ and benefits
Oct 02, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
Editor / Editorial
Entry Level
Metro Area
Full Time

Digital Editorial Assistant

FlatWorld is seeking a Digital Editorial Assistant (DEA) to join our important mission to provide quality college-level textbooks at affordable prices. The DEA will help with various editorial tasks, including assisting with the development and publication of digital and print college-level textbooks, manuscript evaluation for compliance with preparation guidelines, manuscript reviewing, survey administration, and supplement updating and creation. This position could be based in FlatWorld’s Boston location or from a home office.  


  • Help to create and administer reviews of existing and new textbooks.
  • Help to create and update supplemental material and quizzes for all textbooks.
  • Work closely with editorial staff to learn and manage the review process, supplement creation, and the process of updating products.
  • Manage delivery schedule for textbooks and supplemental material to achieve on-time and on-budget performance.
  • Work with tech team in correcting issues associated with supplemental materials or survey/reviews.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Communications, Journalism, Business, Computer Science, Statistics or a related subject area
  • 1-2 years experience in the digital business arena
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with Word, Google Sheets and Documents
  • Experience with SurveyMonkey a plus
  • Be comfortable in a fast-paced, creative, and demanding work environment

that requires meticulous attention to detail

  • Creativity, open mindedness, willingness to learn and experiment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently day-to-day but excellent team collaborator

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Competitive salary based on DEA title and location
  • Competitive benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance coverage
  • 401 (k) plan
  • Opportunity for professional development and promotion in a high growth start-up

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