Development/Media Editor

US-US Remote OR Thousand Oaks, CA - DOE
2 months ago
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Editorial (US) - College Acquisitions


In accordance with the publishing priorities of SAGE College Editorial, this position is responsible for the development of the full range of College Editorial’s 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 SAGE College 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 but are not limited to interactive eBooks, assessment (e.g., test banks, quizzes, remediation), PowerPoints, various types of video, interactive and social media, online activities and simulations, web resources, journal articles, and study tools.Plan and coordinate video programs in accordance with our publishing priorities, to accompany books, courses, and for other educational purposes, including original and third-party video.
  • 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 cartridges, 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.
  • Provide training, mentorship, and general support within the organization.Develop and maintain project logs, reports, guidelines, standards, and training materials.

Qualifications & Education


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


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years 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

Language - Reasoning - Analytical - & Mathematical Skills

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

 Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills
 Ability to set and follow through on priorities
 Experience with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Adobe
 Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and effectively multi-task
 Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with authors, freelancers, and internal staff
 Ability to effectively manage time to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure
• Ability to foresee trends, situations, or problems
• Ability to read, comprehend, analyze and interpret concepts, documents, etc.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and work with diplomacy
• Ability to reason and problem solve
• Ability to work with constant interruptions
• Proficient analytical and mathematical skills
• Ability to effectively make presentations to internal/external groups
• Effective decision making

Mental demands are not only learned mental skills, but also conditions that call for mental discipline. Examples might include: reading and interpreting documents or instruments, confidentiality, problem solving, language skills, verbal communication, written communication, reasoning, professionalism and collegiality, consistent interruptions, multiple concurrent tasks, customer contact, stress management, mathematical skills, etc.


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

• Ability to ignore ambient noise, carry on conversations with authors & others in a high-activity, noisy environment
• Carrying, standing, driving, pulling, pushing, lifting (up to 20 pounds), climbing, twisting, reaching
• Hearing and speaking
• Sustained concentration using a computer screen
• Sustained concentration in reading
• Public speaking to individuals and groups
• Occasional overnight out-of-town travel
• Extended reading under fluorescent lights
• Setting up sales booths at conferences

Physical demands include both the physical actions that may be required to perform a task and the physical environment in which the task is performed. Examples might include: sitting, reading, carrying, standing, driving, pulling, pushing, lifting (# of pounds), hearing, climbing, speaking, twisting, writing, reaching or exposure to certain elements like heat/cold, noise, chemicals, hazards, etc.


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