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Saturday, August 27, 2011

English Editor (onsite - Gainesville, FL)

English Editor Job Description:
Progress Testing, a leading educational assessment publisher with growing digital program seeks individual with outstanding English language arts, editorial, and organizational skills to join editorial team producing state-specific item banks for the K-12 market.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with editorial director, product managers, and development editors to develop projects in multiple formats
  • Developing stable of freelancers, illustrators, and content reviewers with subject matter expertise
  • Negotiating terms and executing agreements with freelance contributors
  • Staying current on research in pedagogical best practices for subject area
  • Attending relevant conferences to maintain expertise and acquire new content producers
  • Working with authors to shape ideas into content
  • Creating and maintaining item bank assets in internal proprietary system (based on html)

  • BA English or ELA/Education; strong English language and grammar skills required
  • A minimum of 5 years’ editorial experience in educational (collegiate) print or test prep publishing
  • Fluent, intimate knowledge of the editorial process: copyediting, proofreading, and manuscript editing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strict adherence to schedules and deadlines
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multitask; able to juggle several projects at once
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Solutions-based work ethic and ability to project manage workload with guidance from senior staff
  • Teaching experience is a plus
Salary commensurate with experience
- Health insurance, sick/personal days, holidays, and vacation
- A laid-back, friendly home-away-from-home environment

Progress Testing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Gainesville, FL
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