Great Minds, a rapidly growing challenger brand in the PK-12 instructional materials space, seeks an experienced Science Writing Editor.
Great Minds brings teachers and scholars together to craft exemplary instructional materials that inspire joy in teaching and learning. Our English curriculum, Wit & Wisdom®, 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 the sciences. Founded in 2007, Great Minds now employs almost 600 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 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 Science Writing Editor supports the PhD Science™ program in its mission to provide accessible, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) aligned science curricular materials to schools across the nation. The Science Writing Editor ensures that all PhD Science content meets our quality standards for clarity, voice, and tone. A successful Science Writing Editor demonstrates exceptional command of the English language, familiarity with scientific concepts, strong communication skills, attention to detail, and a collaborative spirit.
The Science Writing Editor is responsible for the following tasks, in addition to other tasks that directly support and ensure the success of the PhD Science program:
· revising content for consistency, style, clarity, language precision, and readability;
· fact checking general information and compiling citations for products;
· ensuring content meets the Great Minds® Editorial Style Guide, the PhD Science Style Guide, and Chicago Manual of Style;
· collaborating with members of the science team, including content developers, science content editors, and project managers; and
· completing work in a timely manner to meet an agreed-upon deadline.
· Minimum of bachelor’s degree, in English, journalism, communications, or one of the sciences
· Minimum of 3 years of experience as an editor of science curricula or other scientific publications
· Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Reader
· Superior technical writing and editing skills
· Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Style
· Familiarity with the NGSS a plus
· Experience editing for Kindergarten through Grade 8 reading and comprehension a plus
· Meticulous approach to work while maintaining a global perspective
· Ability to adapt to the organization’s editorial style, voice, and tone
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines while maintaining the quality of the product
· Ability to follow explicit instructions consistently but also to exercise good judgment when making decisions
· Ability to quickly learn and master new technologies and processes
· Ability to positively receive and implement constructive feedback
· Ability to collaborate effectively with peers
· Availability to travel for work-related commitments a plus
If selected for an interview a background check will be required.
A cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position.