Assistant Content Development Editor

US-Thousand Oaks, CA, or Washington, DC
2 months ago
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Editorial (US) - College Acquisitions


In accordance with the editorial strategic plan, this position is responsible for the development of educational content in support of teaching and learning.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Editorial Development Manager and in consultation with appropriate acquisitions editors and team members:


  • Understand our college markets and the diverse needs of adopters and students.
  • Coordinate content development for books, courses, and digital resources in accordance with our publishing priorities, including development plans, author support, competitive benchmarking and analysis, reviewing and market feedback, feature and pedagogy development, and art programs. Digital resources include interactive ebooks, assessment (e.g., test banks, quizzes, remediation), PowerPoints, interactive and social media, online activities and simulations, web resources, journal articles, and study tools.
  • Develop and coordinate plans, schedules, and budgets that correspond with editorial, marketing, sales, and production schedules, and the needs of our markets.
  • Find, commission, and manage freelance DEs, SMEs, and other specialists to assist in content and product development.
  • Coordinate transmittals, manuscript/content review, permissions, design memos.. During production, ensure efficient workflow and quality control by attention to page proofs, art/design, user testing, and functionality.
  • Coordinate preparation and transfer of digital files and resources for disposition and posting. Ensuring efficient workflow and quality outcomes in IEBs, instructor and student companion sites, course packs, and in other platforms. 
  • Solicit market feedback and conduct market development activities through focus groups, interviews, peer reviewing, surveys, , webinars, product demonstrations, and lead generation. Develop materials and tools in support of products.
  • Prepare and assist with product and competitor information in support of Marketing, Market Development, and Sales, including market research, lead generation, creative brief work, product information, transition guides, and sales tools.
  • Provide leadership and participation in department, discipline, and team meetings.
  • Develop and maintain project logs, reports, guidelines, and standards.

Qualifications & Education

Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 1 year of book and/or digital publishing experience, preferably in higher education
  • One year of experience in project management
  • Demonstrated skill in writing, editing, and content development
  • Experience in meeting management


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