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Managing Editor (ELL / ELA)

Vista Higher Learning
Boston, MA 02109
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As a Managing Editor, you are relied on to leverage your considerable editorial expertise to define, create, and manage content and project roadmaps for a variety of engaging ELL / ELA language print and digital projects.  In this position, you will play a critical role in conceptualizing new programs and provide guidance on quality standards, pedagogy, and best practices for creating and editing content geared towards K-12 English language learning. As a hands-on manager and doer, you will also contribute to the team by owning and participating in content related deliverables. In addition to strong people management, writing, and editorial skills, a compelling candidate will have equally strong project management and problem solving skills, as well as possess a keen eye for English grammar, and is extremely detail oriented. A true passion for languages and learning is essential!

Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify, manage, and guide writers, editors, and consultants, freelance and in-house, as well as provide training, direction, and mentoring on applying editorial quality guidelines
Supervise and train freelance editors and writers
Create and manage budgets and forecasts for external costs
Create and manage manuscript schedules with strict attention to detail
Track multiple ongoing, high-priority projects simultaneously
Conceptualize and plan for all aspects of large-scale English language learning and language arts products (print and digital), such as professional experience, research, competition, standards, technology, etc.
Lead projects and meetings
Develop department-wide quality guidelines and best practice procedures, including training documents
Create transcripts of video material as well as create and manage manuscript schedules
Write activities and articles; copyedit materials for publication in accordance with corporate guidelines
Collaborate with in-house Editorial Development and Project Management teams
Support Sales and Marketing teams from an editorial perspective by acting as a product expert for instructor queries, preparing documents for and presenting at Company Sales Meetings

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

BA / BS degree; postgraduate degree preferred
7+ years of editorial experience in educational publishing, coupled with strong understanding of US curriculum standards in EL / ELA
2+ years of experience managing and building highly functional editorial project teams (local and remote)
Teaching experience preferred
Strong understanding of editorial process (start to finish) in print and online / digital language systems
Native proficiency (written and verbal) in English
Successful track record in planning, writing, and editing content for large-scale print and online / digital educational products with high regard to quality and schedule
Well-developed project management and presentation skills (written and verbal)
Excellent writing, grammar, spelling, proofreading skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
Ability to set priorities, develop goals, and meet deadlines for self and others
Ability to work in fluid and fast-paced environments with shifting priorities
Experience using MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.); Adobe, K4, or InDesign preferred
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and independently while achieving collective objectives
Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities
Ability to travel to corporate office in Boston, MA as needed
Passion for travel, languages, and learning

Why join us?

At Vista Higher Learning, we are proud to say that we're not just another publisher. We're the leading specialized language publisher for the U.S. and Canadian higher education and secondary school markets, whose first-hand knowledge of languages and diverse cultures sets us apart from other publishers. We're passionate about developing educational materials that incorporate authenticity and culture. We bring fresh new approaches to teaching languages by integrating technology, design, content, and pedagogy to make learning easier, more practical, and more rewarding. With current programs in Spanish, French, Italian and German (with more to come soon), Vista Higher Learning is committed to helping people communicate across languages and cultures. 

Our benefits package includes life / health / dental / vision insurance, 401(k), educational assistance, commuter pass subsidies, PTO, and paid holidays. We also offer a variety of perks, such as monthly chair massages, company lunches, onsite cardio and strength training classes, and much more!

Vista Higher Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Posted: 2020-07-17 Expires: 2020-08-16
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