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Job Title:

Associate Editor

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Posted Until:





Tinley Park


1st Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

What you’ll do:
• Work with authors and the publishing team to successfully manage revisions/new products from planning through publication.
• Assist with reviewing and executing product development 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.
• Monitor and manage progress of development to ensure timely editorial delivery, as planned.
• With the support of a mentoring editor, 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 assigned steps in the development, editing, and production preparatory stage.
• Edit textbook manuscript and accompanying ancillary materials for content accuracy, appropriateness, grammar, and style consistency; research content to confirm accuracy; obtain illustrations, tables, charts, and photographic images, along with appropriate permissions; and write manuscript for products.
• Ensure that textbook manuscript includes coverage of applicable state standards and/or certification criteria and develop appropriate correlation charts.
• Prepare manuscript in accordance with production guidelines, and review proof and corrected pages.
• Help find and choose qualified reviewers. Work with reviewers to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of manuscript.
• Present product information to sales staff at annual sales conference, and periodically for specific products to facilitate sales. Help develop or review catalog copy and other promotional pieces.
• Provide in-house training about assigned products.
• Assist with exhibits at meetings and conventions, as needed.

Job Requirements:

What you’ll bring:
• Bachelor degree required.
• Minimum two years of textbook writing and editing experience preferred.
• Excellent knowledge of basic oral and written language skills; specifically, sufficient grammar and usage skills to edit manuscript and create text copy at a level acceptable to Goodheart-Willcox publishing standards.
• Proficiency in basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Windows.
• Degree in English, publishing studies, journalism, or one of the fields of career and technical education preferred.
• Teaching experience or college coursework in educational instruction or design preferred.
• Interest, experience, or aptitude in business, computing, and career subject areas preferred.


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

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