PhD Science Associate Editor
RemoteWashington, District of Columbia, United StatesCurriculum Design and Editorial
Great Minds, a rapidly growing Public Benefits Corporation (PBC) that develops high-quality knowledge building instructional materials for grades PK–12, seeks an experienced Associate Editor to join our dynamic and growing science department.
Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our curricula, Wit & Wisdom®; Geodes; Eureka Math™; and PhD Science™ all support teachers as they take students beyond rote learning to provide a deeper, more complete understanding of the humanities, mathematics, and sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs more than 1100 people.
For additional information please visit: www.greatminds.org
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® 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 uses house and department style guides, content-specific checklists, and writing templates to cross-check, copy edit, and proofread PhD Science content and supporting materials. A successful associate editor demonstrates English language proficiency, strong communication skills, a keen eye for detail, and a collaborative spirit.
The associate editor is responsible for performing the following tasks in addition to other tasks that directly support and ensure the success of the PhD Science program:
- Editing content, including cross-checking standards, editing for language, and performing other content review tasks as identified by project leads
- Ensuring content meets the Great Minds Editorial Style Guide, the PhD Science Style Guide, and The Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
- Using Adobe Acrobat to create PDFs from Microsoft Word files
- Editing files in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat
- Providing quality control review of content in print and digital formats
- Completing tasks that 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
- Collaborating with other editors to ensure consistency of revisions
- Communicating task progress to project managers and editorial leads
- Maintaining accurate records in project tracking sheets
- Representing the Editorial team at departmental and project meetings as necessary
- Creating and/or maintaining checklists and guidelines for specific projects under the supervision of a project lead
- Proofreading as needed
- Communicating and collaborating regularly with Curriculum and Production Services teams regarding project requirements
- Maintaining skills and familiarity with the most current edition of Microsoft Word
- Using SharePoint and other document management sites as appropriate
- Minimum of bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field
- Minimum experience of one year managing projects of various size, scope, and complexity
- Minimum experience of one year copy editing, preferably in educational publishing
- Minimum experience of one year proofreading, including checking formatting, layout, and type
- Familiarity with CMOS, including experience creating Works Cited and Bibliography entries according to CMOS style
- Experience working with freelance and vendor teams
- Experience using track changes in Microsoft Word and editorial tools in Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Experience with Smartsheet or similar project management software, SharePoint or other document management software, InCopy, or InDesign a plus
- Experience with digital learning products a plus
- Experience with web accessibility requirements a plus
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Meticulous approach to work and an eye for detail while maintaining a perspective of the totality of the project
- Ability to adapt to the organization’s editorial style, voice, and tone
- Ability to positively receive and implement constructive feedback
- Ability to collaborate effectively with peers
- Ability to quickly learn and master new technologies and processes
- 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
- Bachelor's degree
New employees will be required to successfully complete a background check.
The expected base salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000. The offered salary, benefits and other incentives are dependent on numerous factors including, but not limited to location, work experience, skills and internal equity considerations.
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.