Curriculum Product Editor

Position Overview: The Curriculum Product Editor leverages expertise in writing and editing, along with skills in managing editorial processes, to contribute to the development and publishing of high-quality, relevant trainings, curricula, and other resources for professionals in the fields of early childhood, parenting, and family support.   

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Product Quality

  • Serve as the primary editor of professional resources and parent-facing content within web-based, digital, and print formats.

  • Ensure that new products and revisions include the most recent advances in research and evidence, and that they reflect the Parents as Teachers approach to working with families.

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to understand the audience and objectives of content under development.

  • Work with Manager of Product Development to identify contributing writers and manage their assignments.

  • Prepare editorial guidelines for the assignments to writers, editors, or formatters.

  • Copy edit and proofread materials, both prior to and following formatting, and make necessary corrections.

  • Collaborate with staff and contracted team members to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of materials as assigned.

  • Bring knowledge of the publishing and editing industries into conversations related to product design, development, marketing, and revision cycles.

  • Assist staff members and contracted videographers in production of videos and other audio or visual materials.

  • Support efforts to attain copyright protection for both new and previously published curricula and trainings.

Processes and Systems

  • Serve as the “librarian” of curriculum, training, and professional resource content, managing the organization, storage, naming conventions, and relationships between content.

  • Work with the Manager of Product Development to establish timelines for product development, revision, and updates.

  • Use online project tracking and management tools to accurately reflect the organization of content, work assignments, and status of individual tasks.

  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of collaborative word processing software (such as InCopy) and its use within production design.

  • Serve in various capacities on cross-departmental project teams as determined by the Manager of Product Development or a project manager(s).

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, or a related field

  • Demonstrable experience with published materials in various formats, whether bylined or not, is required.

Other Abilities:

  • Strong time-management skills, a task-oriented focus, and self-discipline in meeting deadlines are essential.

  • Knowledge of the early childhood parenting and family support field is preferred.

  • Skill in communicating effectively within both technical and creative workgroups.

  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and familiar with other programs in the Office suite, including Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge the Adobe suite of products, such as InCopy or InDesign.

  • Familiar with online tools used in team collaboration such as shared documents and webinars.

  • Able to demonstrate a working knowledge of JIRA or other project tracking and management solutions.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to communicate information concisely and clearly in written English is essential.

  • Ability to interface successfully via phone and e-mail with external contractors and customers is required.

  • Ability to read and speak Spanish at a basic level is preferred, though not required.

Math Skills:

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The dynamic structure of the project teams requires flexibility and an ability to shift priorities on short notice. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate..

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, along with names/contact information of three references, and salary requirements, to jobs@ParentsAsTeachers.org.