In accordance with a strategic Editorial plan, the Associate Content Development Editor is responsible for supporting his/her editorial team in its efforts to reach specific goals set forth by the Editorial Director for his/her assigned discipline. In its broadest sense, this includes providing support for goals related to book signings, book transmittals, books published, and online product and video development. The Associate Content Development Editor supports the daily acquisitions, editorial development, project management, production, administrative, and scheduling needs of his/her assigned team. In addition, the Associate Content Development Editor exercises a leadership role with the Editorial Assistants (EAs) on his/her assigned team.
The Associate Content Development Editor role also has a more specific focus on project managing and coordinating the overarching publishing process and content development needs for books, ebooks, book revisions, companion websites, and ancillary or supplemental print and digital products to ensure they meet market needs and high quality standards. In this capacity, the Associate Content Development Editor collaborates with authors, peer reviewers and freelance developmental editors or ancillary content writers, as well extensively across internal departments and teams including legal, editorial, marketing, production, design, manufacturing, Professional Learning, and Online Learning.
The Associate Content Development Editor also provides as-needed developmental and/or line editing assistance for select projects under the guidance of the Acquisitions Editor, takes the lead on coordinating cover and interior design with the art department, and reviews page proofs as needed.
As such, this position requires the ability to coordinate and lead multiple editorial projects, provide targeted developmental and line editing support as needed, and to manage relationships with multiple stakeholders.
Editorial Content Development and Project Management
Include, but not limited to, the following: