Editorial Director—English/Language Arts

Position based: Remote, USA

Reports to: SVP

Company Overview

Contentra Technologies was founded in 2012 as a content development, design and composition company that worked for a major educational publisher. Contentra has earned a stellar reputation within the educational publishing industry and is noted for its excellence in producing high quality content and products. 

 

Today, Contentra partners with major educational publishing companies and offers a unique mix of content and technology expertise, coupled with solid project management methodologies. Contentra’s leading-edge creativity and collaboration among in-house teams, experienced freelancers, and our clients, working to bring inspired products to the marketplace.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, hire and manage internal and external resources, including freelance group of writers, editorial and other editorial resources for both print and digital learning products. 

  • Assist in detailed evaluation of new projects, preparation of budgets, proposals and presentations. 

  • Manage and maintain relationships with client base and interface with clients on individual projects. 

  • Review and suggest improvement to editorial procedures. 

  • Submit weekly status reports to supervisor. 

  • Travel as necessary for client visits and conferences.

Major Duties

  • Develop and maintain a stable base of freelance writers, editors, and other resources for both print and digital products. 

  • Participate in launch meetings for new projects. 

  • Ensure that schedule and budgets are maintained and adhered to. 

  • Create writing guidelines for projects and communicate them to outside freelancers. 

  • Review, edit, and rewrite work as necessary to ensure that it meets client’s guidelines and adheres to high quality standards. 

  • Work with writers to address and resolve problems in submitted manuscript. 

  • Write substantive copy. 

  • Review page proofs and ensure that all needed corrections are made as necessary. 

  • Verify factual accuracy of material submitted as necessary. 

  • Update files and maintain archived files as required. 

  • Maintain confidentiality of company and client records and materials. 

  • Report project status to stakeholders and supervisors on a regular basis. 

  • Maintain awareness of standards and trends in educational publishing.

Content Editing Skills

  • Comprehensive Understanding of literacy curriculum, pedagogy and instructional models.

  • Understanding of grade level requirements based on ELA standards/frameworks and research. 

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in literacy curriculum development and educational publishing. 

  • In-depth understanding of print and digital production processes and workflows.