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Job Title:

Editor -Technology, Trades, and Engineering

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Tinley Park


1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, Experts in Career and Technical Education (CTE), is seeking an Editor for the Technology, Trades, and Engineering group. The Editor takes full ownership of assigned projects, including developing text, supplements, and any other supporting materials. The ideal candidate possesses advanced editorial skills, market expertise, and utilizes a customer-centric approach to complete projects on time and on budget.

What you’ll do:
• Work with authors and the publishing team to successfully manage revisions/new products from planning through publication.
• Assist with reviewing, establishing, and executing product development plans and market development plans for new or revised titles in synchronization with the overall goals and editorial investment strategy for a given edition of the work.
• Work with author, team members, cross-functional stakeholders effectively and collaboratively through all stages of the publishing process.
• Monitor and manage progress of development to ensure timely editorial delivery as planned.
• Provide direction, guidance, and feedback to authors/outside developers throughout the manuscript development process with respect to text narrative, illustrations, pedagogy, and supplements.
• Facilitate and execute each step of the development, editing, and production preparatory stages—including steps such as accuracy checks, accessibility planning and preparation, deliverable planning and tracking, formatting, and proper preparation of manuscript materials for downstream customer—to ensure accurate, timely, and complete execution of each step in the development process for core and supplemental products.
• Edit, research, verify accuracy of content, and write (as needed) manuscript for products.
• Edit, design/create, and obtain illustrations, tables, charts, and photographic images for products.
• Help find and choose qualified reviewers. Work with reviewers to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of manuscript.
• Relate information about potential reviewers and authors to the Editorial Director or Managing Editor.
• Present product information to sales staff at annual sales conference, and periodically as needed for specific products to facilitate sales. Help develop or review catalog copy and other promotional pieces.
• Provide in-house training about assigned product line.
• Assist with exhibits at meetings and conventions, as needed.
• Maintain and continuously improve knowledge of current trends and practices in career and technical education, and of content, market needs, and competing products for applicable disciplines and areas.

Job Requirements:

What you’ll bring:
• Bachelor degree required.
• Minimum of four years of experience editing, working with educational content development, instructional design, or teaching business and computing content and course material.
• Must have excellent knowledge of basic language skills needed to perform editing tasks, specifically, sufficient grammar and usage skills to edit manuscript and create text copy at a level acceptable to Goodheart-Willcox publishing standards.
• Must be proficient in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Windows.
• Excellent knowledge of basic language skills needed to perform editing tasks; specifically, sufficient grammar and usage skills to edit manuscript and create text copy at a level acceptable to Goodheart-Willcox publishing standards.
• Degrees in English, Publishing Studies, or Journalism preferred.
• Teaching experience or college coursework in educational instruction or design preferred.
• Understanding of state or certification based educational standards as well as experience correlating and editing educational materials to those standards.
• Interest, experience, or aptitude in one or more specific subject areas in which the position will be primarily focused.


Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, 401(k), ESOP

Company Information

What it’s like to work here:

At Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, you will be working in a professional environment, supported by a passionate and energetic team that is invested in your growth and success. This is your chance to join an established employee-owned company that has been publishing for the Career and Technical Education field since 1921. Driven by the mission “We Build Careers,” you will help educators implement and access our premier instructional materials, which helps students find and keep great careers, all while growing your own. Goodheart-Willcox has spent nearly a century building a culture that we are proud of. Our team members embody these core values:
· Roll up your sleeves
· Do the right thing
· Can-do attitude
· Always improving

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, ancestry and marital status, and other protected classes, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

In addition, Goodheart-Willcox Publisher complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination of employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

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