Development Editor

Macmillan Miami , FL 33196

Posted 2 months ago

RedNova Learning, part of Macmillan Education, produces English as a foreign language (EFL) materials for students and teachers in Latin America, East Asia, and the Middle East.

The role of the Development Editor works within a publishing project team and has day-to-day responsibility for content development from initial writing brief to publication, ensuring that all material is of an appropriate quality and fully aligned to the publishing vision of the Commissioning Editor and Publisher. The Development Editor may also commission ancillary items under the guidance of the Commission or Senior Development Editor. The role involves extensive cross-functional liaison with the content production and content delivery teams to create material which meets the needs of the key audience and is published on schedule and within budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Commissioning Editor to understand/establish specific market or segment needs.

  • Carry out desk and market research, i.e. competition, segment, market analysis; classroom observations.

  • Understand the publishing vision in the context of the publishing plan and Macmillan's business needs.

  • Understand and contribute to the Investment Approval (IA) process and support the Commissioning Editor in concept development, sample materials, market / research feedback

  • Work the Commissioning Editor and / or Senior Development Editor to prepare author briefs for specific projects, in light of market research.

  • Support in the identification of potential authors, contributors and external content creators.

  • Understand contract terms and budget for external contributors, ensuring correct procedures are followed.

  • Work with authors to develop material which follows the brief and is aligned to different output formats.

  • Take responsibility for overseeing external content creators and ensuring the content meets the required standard.

  • Provide feedback to authors/contributors, suggesting appropriate action to ensure content meets the brief, with the support of the Commissioning Editor / Senior Development Editor where necessary.

  • Alert the project team to any content development issues to ensure delivery is on time and within budget.

  • Understand the budgeting process and financial implications of making changes.

  • Attend audio recordings, video/photo shoots and photo selection meetings to ensure outputs adhere to the brief / project specification.

  • Create artwork, design and digital specification briefs, as well as style sheets, page plans and asset briefs.

  • Deal with overmatter (print and digital), commenting on issues and feeding back appropriately.

  • Understand the processes involved in rights clearance.

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you.

Experience, skills, and qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Formal ELT/TEFL qualification

  • Demonstrable ELT/EFL teaching experience, preferably in a primary and/or secondary setting

  • Publishing background highly desirable, ideally in ELT

  • Experience of working with a range of new media and digital projects

  • Knowledge of ELT markets and segments

  • Appreciation for a wide international range of teaching and learning situations

  • Excellent written English

  • An ability to work to tight deadlines and to manage numerous tasks

  • Understanding of publishing technologies

  • Knowledge of a second language

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • A working understanding of content management systems

  • A positive attitude and commitment to aims of the company

  • Excellent team-working and organisational skills

If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life and AD&D

  • 401(k)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Transit Accounts

  • Summer Hours

For more information, visit our website at http://www.rednovalearning.com.

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following "Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law" poster:

http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.


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