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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Science Editor Job Description (Telecommute ok)

Progress Testing, a leading K-12 assessment publisher with a growing customer base, seeks individual with outstanding science, editorial, and organizational skills to join editorial team in maintaining and expanding our test item banks for individual states.

Responsibilities include:
  • Working with editorial director and team to develop test questions and item banks in company’s proprietary format
  • Developing stable of freelancers, illustrators, and content reviewers with subject matter expertise.
  • Negotiating terms and executing agreements with freelance contributors
  • Staying current on state standards requirements and curriculum as well as the research in pedagogical best practices for subject area
  • Editing and fact-checking freelancer submissions
  • BA or BS required; strong English language and grammar skills required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ editorial experience in textbook or test prep/assessment publishing
  • Practical knowledge of the editorial process: copyediting, proofreading, and file editing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strict adherence to budgets, schedules and deadlines
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multitask; able to juggle several projects at once
  • Extremely detail-oriented with a strong work ethic
  • Teaching experience is a BIG plus
  • Up-to-date computer skills, including word processing and graphics packages a must
Salary commensurate with experience


Full-time employees enjoy these outstanding benefits:
  • - SEP-IRA plan
  • - Comprehensive health plans
  • - Business casual dress code
  • - Sick/personal days, holidays, and vacation days
  • - A friendly, team oriented environment
Progress Testing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Location: Gainesville, FL; telecommuting and/or contract work may be arranged

Company URL:

Contact Laura Bresko at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Has this position been filled?