Content Development Editor, Video

US-Thousand Oaks, CA, or Washington, DC
2 weeks ago
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Editorial (US) - Online Products


As Content Developmental Editor, Video you will work with the other colleagues in the Video and Library Teams, as well as wider College Editorial teams to ensure that the SAGE Video product is meeting the pedagogical, learning and research needs of its end users in all its forms. A very important role in the Video Editorial group, this position is designed to inform the front-end design, type, appearance, scheduling for publication and market focus of its streaming video content and products.


Using a mixture of effective relationship management, technical (Microsoft Office Suite, BlueJeans, Skype, JIRA, Confluence), organizational and administrative skills you will be someone able to work expertly and quickly with a high volume of diverse tasks in an exciting and fast-paced area of the business. You will intelligently work with other members of the SAGE Video team (across departments), College, Editorial Boards of the video collections as well as other external clients and academics to ensure our products are competitive and meeting end-user needs for our library customers and patrons.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities

  • Developing and passing on to Video Editorial colleagues deep knowledge of the needs of each product’s key course needs through ongoing course research, collaboration with Editorial Boards, also working closely with College Editorial 
  • Informing and consulting with Acquisitions Editors in the development of content plans for video collections along with offering guidance on topics that have the greatest video needs in the Higher Education market; helping further Acquisitions Editors in their understanding of the right types of content to fit with end user needs in these topic areas 
  • Leading the Video team’s wider and ongoing knowledge of the competitive landscape in streaming video to help inform commissioning strategies 
  • Working with Global Digital Production, Product Management and Editorial colleagues on the timetabling, scheduling and project management of all content transmitted into the workflow such that SAGE Video products are launched on time 
  • Taking the lead on commissioning and development of “Builds” content with support from wider Video team colleagues
  •  Collaborating with wider Video team colleagues to offer advice on product designs and enhancements to our products such that they continue to meet end user’s needs as completely as possible; offering support to PMD through market research with faculty members to help inform design/enhancements 
  • Through collaboration with Library Editorial colleagues, acting as a guide on the preparation of Editorial metadata to ensure consistency but also in helping to maximise SEO 
  • Engaging in Video Editorial activities in securing content for our products in a number of a ways such as working on scripts (animation or otherwise), the development of on-boarding materials for new contributors, outreach and attending shoots to support filming 
  • Back-end upkeep on our content in a number of ways, for e.g. reviewing content to help ensure the needs of the end-user is always met (including supporting peer review of our content, as required), metadata reviewing and correcting; and assistance with payments to authors / content-processing as needed.

Qualifications & Education

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the Social or Behavioral Sciences required
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • At least 2 years of experience in Editorial, preferably with video, in either a College textbook or Video Distributor/Publishing organization
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects and meet strict deadlines in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to learn new technologies and evaluate evolving content/business needs
  • Experience and proven ability to supervise/work closely with external clients, freelancers, SMEs, third party vendors and in-house staff
  • Knowledge of market trends and competitive landscape in the higher education market space
  • Good technical skills, specifically Microsoft Office, BlueJeans and Skype


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