Development Editor Job Description

Development Editor Job Description

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Development editor provides final editing of scientific and technical material to improve readability, coherence, accuracy, grammar, and conformity to internal and publishing standards of style.

Development Editor Duties & Responsibilities

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Checking, editing and providing feedback for traditional textbook content digital material including content for our Connect and SmartBook platforms
Maintain high standards for developing manuscripts and digital content to ensure they meet or exceed market and learner needs, working with acquisitions editors and others
Gather, analyze and synthesize effective, actionable feedback from teachers and students on projects in development
Hone the marketing story for each project and provide valued content support to customers as needed
Provide input and direction on designs
Work with media and MyLab teams to develop and implement marketable, strategic digital products rich media assets to support printed texts
Report regularly on development status, quality, publishability and competitiveness of each project to the Director of Development, EICs, and Acquisition Editors
Supervise the work of freelance contributors as needed
Stays on top of both the day-to-day performance of the product the big picture of where it needs to go
Works with key advertisers, which includes a large base of local and locally-controlled small businesses, to develop successful relationships

Development Editor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Development Editor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the development editor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Journalism, English, Publishing, Communications, Writing, Technical, Science, Marketing, Editing

Skills for Development Editor

Desired skills for development editor include:

Publishing process and related matters
Second language is desirable
Second language
Understanding of and interest in open access publishing
ELT markets and segments
Journal publishing process and related matters
Health sciences field
Adobe Acrobat

Desired experience for development editor includes:

Oversees all aspects of production and organization (magazine, web, marketing, ) and is responsible for the design, vision/direction of the product and the quality of the final creative work
Designs and delegates creative responsibilities to designers, but remains chief design director for magazine, website and marketing (including overseeing/designing monthly cover)
Works closely with the marketing and advertising departments on programs for social media, cover layouts, special sections
Minimum 2 years’ experience in related editorial capacity, exposure to MS Office and preferred
Interest in open access and STM publishing
Previous experience working in the STM publishing industry preferred

Development Editor Examples


Development Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a development editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for development editor
  • Help develop editorial and marketing promotional strategies for MONEY's new and existing multi-platform ventures
  • Represent the editorial team with the sales team on RFPs and other sponsor-driven programs
  • Brainstorm new initiatives that help advance the brand
  • Work with authors and colleagues to solicit and design cover pages for the journals in the program, work on the new author service initiatives to improve the author and reviewer experience
  • In collaboration with the Executive Editor, be responsible for the improvement and management for editorial workflows for all Journals in the program
  • Supervise a team of Assistant Managing Editors to ensures tasks are on schedule and of high standards
  • Research and draft original content on topics of moderate complexity
  • Manage internal client relations
  • Identify, recruit, and interview students, faculty, and donors
  • Manage production of own stories, publications, and communications projects, and adhere to deadlines
Qualifications for development editor
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google tools
  • Manage contracts for translation, style correction, final readers, technical reviewers and coordinate payment with the Finance area
  • Must be willing and able to travel domestically and internationally
  • Excellent spoken and written English (NATIVE-LEVEL) and good Russian
  • University degree in a relevant language or business discipline
  • Knowledge of/experience in business

Development Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of development editor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for development editor
  • Collaborates with the Acquisition Editor (or Digital Product Manager), Marketing Manager, and the market (customers, reviewers, ) in product planning and evaluation
  • Assist in formulating the Acquisition Editors’/Digital Product Managers’ vision and plan for product development
  • With Acquisition Editors/Digital Product Managers, assess how assigned products align with other products in the company’s portfolio and identify opportunities for collaboration and integration
  • Analyze proposals and sample content, use cases, epics, , to determine market viability and evaluate the ability of subject matter experts and authors to create and revise content in accordance with the project plan
  • Compose written material
  • Manage production of own stories, and adhere to deadlines
  • Develop, compile and edit supplemental materials that support written communication (i.e., backgrounders, biographies, executive talking points, and other related materials)
  • Edit content provided by other sources, and adapt and repurpose as needed
  • Consult with internal and external clients to understand strategic purpose of projects and advise clients on the most effective solutions
  • Manage client relationships and expectations
Qualifications for development editor
  • Candidates with various levels of experience – from entry level to senior professionals – will be considered (however, at least three years of experience is preferred)
  • Experience with marketing, management or accounting -based publications are favourable as the role is likely to work across of these lists
  • Only applications with an accompanying cover letter will be considered
  • Developed knowledge of the life sciences preferred
  • College degree in Broadcast, Film, or Marketing preferred
  • Hands on experience with JavaScript, Java, HTML, and CSS

Development Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a development editor. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for development editor
  • Collaborate closely with in-house and external designers and writers, online and video teams to ensure high-quality final products
  • Demonstrate sensitivity with confidential information related to donors, including compliance with HIPAA-related medical information
  • Ensuring the journals are published on time, within budget, and meet high technical standards (managing several professional translators to reach these goals as a team)
  • Be responsible of development of journal content, and contact with authors, translators and the production team to ensure the smooth running of the journals from submission of content to final publication
  • Working with relevant teams within the organization to identify appropriate opportunities and formulate strategic development plans for titles within the portfolio, implementing new services, policy changes or other new products
  • Research reports
  • Meeting reports
  • Discussion papers
  • Policy and issue briefs
  • Executive summaries of reports
Qualifications for development editor
  • Educated to degree level, preference for physical sciences, mathematics, engineering or related area
  • Market-focused ELT publishing experience
  • Experience of, and willingness to support, commitment to routines to maintain all company information systems
  • Development of our products and services to time, quality and cost ensuring that they deliver the intended learning outcomes
  • Solid project management/production management experience, including working closely with clients and designers and overseeing complex projects such as newsletters
  • Travel to conferences or visit authors as necessary to support projects

Development Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a development editor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for development editor
  • Work the Commissioning Editor and/or Senior Development Editor to prepare author briefs for specific projects, in light of market research
  • Support in the identification of potential authors, contributors and external content creators
  • Understand contract terms and budget for external contributors, ensuring correct procedures are followed
  • Work with authors to develop material which follows the brief and is aligned to different output formats
  • Take responsibility for overseeing external content creators and ensure work meets the required standard
  • Alert the project team to any content development issues to ensure delivery is on time and within budget
  • Attend audio recordings, video/photo shoots and photo selection meetings to ensure outputs adhere to the brief / project specification
  • Create artwork, design and digital specification briefs, style sheets, page plans and asset briefs
  • Deal with overmatter (print and digital), commenting on issues and feeding back appropriately
  • Day-to-day responsibility for content development from initial writing brief to publication
Qualifications for development editor
  • Knowledge of ELT markets and primary segment
  • 5 years’ experience teaching English to early learners, young learners and teenagers
  • DELTA, Diploma TESOL and Masters in Education/TESOL/Applied Linguistics (preferred)
  • CEFR C2 level of English (mastery)
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure
  • High level of industry knowledge and academic expertise

Development Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of development editor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for development editor
  • Some commissioning of key ancillary items and extensive liaison with overseas markets, content production and content delivery teams to create material which meets the needs of the key audience and published on schedule and within budget
  • Plan, evaluate, and edit for quality and competitive advantage print and digital products
  • Working with the department Director, Clinical Director, Clinical Editor, Creative Services Designer, Digital Product Manager, Publisher, and other internal team members Authors/Subject Matter Experts/Vendors to define the deliverables and the scope of the product(s)
  • Working with the department Director to obtain and review full-service cost quotation from vendors (relating to production, art, audio, video, photography, XML, HTML, iSpring, Flash, ), approve such estimates and final invoices
  • Ensuring timely delivery of materials (text, art, design specifications, ) and guidelines to digital product vendors and freelancers
  • Thrive in a collaborative setting and also produce independently
  • Know the ins and outs, dos and don’ts of smart project management, scheduling timelines for projects, keeping them on track, communicating effectively with designers and internal partners, and providing frequent status updates
  • Partner with Emory Law, James T
  • Understand and implement best practices for fundraising writing
  • Write persuasively with the ability to shift tone and style given the medium and audience
Qualifications for development editor
  • Knowledge of ELT markets and secondary segment
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a development editor in educational publishing
  • A self-starter who can set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently, collaboratively
  • Sound knowledge of issues relating to LGBTI inclusion and SOGIE is preferable
  • Sound knowledge of HIV, health and human rights issues in the Asia-Pacific region is preferable
  • Sound knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those related to health and inclusion is preferable

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