Great Minds, a rapidly growing DC-based organization developing world-class curricula for Grades PK-12, is seeking an Associate Editor to join our mission-driven PhD Science team.
Great Minds, a mission driven Public Benefit Corporation, brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, our mathematics curriculum, Eureka Math®, and our science curriculum, PhD Science®, all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1,000 people.
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OUR MARKET POSITION
Great Minds’ Eureka Math is the most widely used curriculum in the history of American education. It enjoys an unrivaled 40+ net promoter score. Eureka Math and its sister products, Wit & Wisdom English and PhD Science, embrace much higher expectations for all students and all teachers. In a market dominated by scripted, procedural materials that drive expectations down, Great Minds produces curricula that celebrate knowledge, respect the craft of teaching, and acknowledge the true capabilities of students.
The Associate Editor supports the Science Editorial (SE) team creating the PhD Science curriculum. The Associate Editor will provide a critical eye to various ancillary and state-specific projects assigned to SE, cross-checking, copyediting, and proofreading curricular materials and other projects by using the house style guide, the PhD Science Style Guide, The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), content-specific checklists, and preset templates.
Although Great Minds is based in Washington, DC, the duties of this position are performed remotely. The Associate Editor will report to and work at the direction of the Senior Science Writing Editor or Managing Editor.
- Edit state-specific content, including cross-checking state standards, editing for language and PhD Science style, and performing other content review tasks as identified by project leads
- Use Adobe Acrobat to create PDFs from Word file
- Edit files in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat
- Provide quality control review of content in various formats, such as print and digital
- Complete tasks that directly support the editorial team, such as implementing file naming conventions, verifying that files are split or combined properly, verifying that the correct files are delivered to the correct location, and maintaining editorial tracking spreadsheets
- Collaborate with other editors to ensure consistency in revisions
- Communicate task progress to project managers and SSCE/SSWE
- Maintain accurate records in project tracking sheets
- Represent the SE team at departmental and project meetings as necessary
- Create and/or maintain checklists and guidelines for specific projects under the supervision of the project lead
- Employ proofreading skills as needed
- Communicate and collaborate regularly with content and production teams regarding project requirements
- Maintain skills and familiarity with the most current edition of MS Word
- Use SharePoint and other document management sites as appropriate
- Perform other tasks related to document management as directed
- Four-year degree in English, communications, or related field
- Minimum of one year managing projects of various size, scope, and complexity
- Minimum of one year of copyediting experience, preferably in educational publishing
- Minimum of one year proofreading experience, including checking formatting, layout, and type
- Thorough knowledge of CMOS, including experience creating Works Cited and Bibliography entries by following CMOS style
- Experience working with freelance and vendor teams
- Experience using track changes in MS Word and editorial tools in Acrobat Pro
- Some familiarity with InCopy and InDesign
- Experience with SharePoint or other document management programs
- Experience with Smartsheet or similar project management software
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Keen eye for the smallest detail along with ability to see the big picture
- High degree of reliability and professionalism
- Ability to produce high quality work with minimal supervision
- Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven, high volume production environment
- Ability to shift to different projects and/or work on more than one project simultaneously
- Ability to remain affable and maintain sense of humor under pressure
- All duties of this full-time position will be performed remotely from a home-based office.
- A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.
- If selected for an interview, a salary history and background check will be required.
Great Minds is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. Our policy reflects and affirms the organization’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.