Editorial Director—STEM

Position based: Remote, USA

Reports to: SVP

Company Overview

Contentra Technologies was founded in 2012 as a content development, design, and composition company working for a major educational publisher. Contentra has since 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 exceptional creativity and collaboration among in-house teams, experienced freelancers, and our clients allows us to bring inspired products to the marketplace.

Roles and Responsibilities

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

  • Assist in detailed evaluation of new projects and 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 guidelines and adheres to high-quality standards 

  • Work with writers to address and resolve problems in submitted manuscripts 

  • Write substantive copy 

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

  • Verify factual accuracy of submissions as needed 

  • 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