Project Editor Job Description

Project Editor Job Description

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Project editor provides editorial support (copy-editing, substantive content editing, and proofreading) for publications, client requests, and internal papers and reports:.

Project Editor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Work as part of the product development team to deliver products and components of services to an agreed schedule and budget
Complete on-screen checking, proof-reading and mark-up
Maintain an understanding of common customer queries by reviewing and responding to customer feedback and reporting on this where required
Works closely with legacy author(s) as needed on selected professional books projects Curricular Resources authors
Develop a good working knowledge of internal data systems
Reacts immediately to breaking news
Edit and publish text-based articles supplied by third party content creators and writers
Optimize articles, photos and other enhanced digital assets in a CMS for SEO, adding tagging, keywords, metadata
Maintain updated production manuals and element reels
Create shot sheets for assigned highlights

Project Editor Qualifications

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

Education for Project Editor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the project editor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Education, Communication, Film, Marketing, Editing, New Media, Communication Arts

Skills for Project Editor

Desired skills for project editor include:

Internal data systems and use them to analyse and forecast as
Own area by attending centre visits and conferences
Styles and document layout
Industry-standard copy-editing and proofreading conventions
Permissions and copyright clearance process
Chicago Manual of Style
Digital workflow
Early Church history
Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat DC

Desired experience for project editor includes:

Can demonstrate expertise in specific topics of interest to influential audiences, including but not limited to financial services, business, technology, energy, healthcare and public policy
Prior experience working with external contacts authors or customers
Knowledge of book production and editorial processes
Good communication skills, both written and verbal, with in-house and external contacts
Evidence of adaptability in approach to work
3 years of consulting, project management , or communications experience in a corporate environment or Master’s Degree in a business-related or communications-related field

Project Editor Examples


Project Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a project editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for project editor
  • Work cohesively with the managing editor to produce books that meet VeloPress standards and embody the VeloPress brand
  • Manage the concurrent creation, correction, and production of frontlist digital titles on all platforms, digital production for some backlist titles
  • Coordinate with associate publisher to execute reprints and print-on-demand setup
  • Collaborates with ABC NewsOne/ABC affiliates, other networks, on breaking news stories, sharing of information, video and sound
  • Form and maintain internal relationships with other teams and support functions in order to ensure smooth day-to-day running operations
  • Entering and maintaining information in internal systems
  • Control the flow of work in progress
  • Assist with general project administration and ad hoc tasks
  • Identify engaging user-generated content (UGC) that will resonate with wider audiences
  • Help create and maintain content plans for specific topics and/or priorities
Qualifications for project editor
  • High level of reading comprehension and writing skills emphasizing information organization and synthesis
  • Excellent problem-solving, partnership, communications, persuasion, and negotiation
  • Strong, demonstrated abilities in information aggregation/simplification
  • Ability to produce succinct business writing and presentations with engaging/efficient format
  • Shows leadership the ability to work as part of a team
  • Effective organizational and excellent time management skills

Project Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a project editor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for project editor
  • Research the market and competition to guide revision/repacking efforts
  • Guide and evaluate author suggestions for revisions
  • Occasionally acquire new writers/contributors when they are needed for a project
  • Negotiate contract amendments with authors, and occasional new contracts with new writers, within the established parameters of the financial targets set for the project
  • Understand and evaluate the financial implications of contract options, using established P&L forms and systems
  • Work with Layout to retrieve manuscript files from archiving and prep them for authors
  • Work with authors to establish and maintain the schedules of projects
  • Ensure that authors deliver high quality material in a timely manner
  • Hire and manage freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers to ensure the timely and accurate flow of content through the editorial process
  • Check and clean up manuscript files to ensure they are error free before turning over to layout
Qualifications for project editor
  • Three-plus years’ experience in a television-related field
  • This position requires the ability to work in the Columbus, OH office
  • Conversational Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Four + years of practical TV Production experience at the large market or network level
  • Experience working with senior executives, preferred but not mandatory
  • Experience working in a digital agency, marketing communications, corporate communications, or instructional design role a plus

Project Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a project editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for project editor
  • Write and/or edit cover copy, sales sheets, and other related materials
  • Receive and track backlist errors and submit corrections for upcoming reprints
  • These projects will be quick turnaround (typically one day for the first draft) so we're looking for fast, experienced video editors who are open to strong direction
  • This position will be paid on a per-project basis, but may lead to further opportunities
  • Coordinate the editorial production of custom-published textbooks in the humanities and sciences
  • Review manuscript, as submitted by instructors and delegate copyediting and proofreading duties
  • Aid in editorial and administrative maintenance of custom databases
  • Project and schedule creation and management
  • Create and maintain a project tracking system
  • Create and obtain stakeholder approval for document control
Qualifications for project editor
  • Solid understanding of print specifications
  • Must be familiar with smaller studio based cameras, such as Black Magic Ursaand Ursa Mini series packages, and/or Micro Cinema and Studio cameras
  • Candidate must have experience working in a fast paced production / post production environment
  • Bachelor's degree in primary or secondary education with an emphasis on either ELA or mathematics, or equivalent work experience
  • Three plus years of editorial experience with digital know-how (understand platform requirements and limitations and affordances of digital capabilities)
  • Strong understanding of Common Core State Standards (i.e., organization, curricular implications, student performance expectations)

Project Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a project 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 project editor
  • Spend, on average, one day a week onsite at a local client’s office
  • Undertake comprehensive editing, proofreading and copy editing of drafts of the project’s publications for clarity, punctuation, grammar, and content
  • Prepare the publications (drafts) into a format that is professional and user-friendly
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy in all documentation
  • Design, format/layout and prepare the final publications for printing and dissemination
  • Draft relevant and effective content for digital transaction channels
  • Act as a professional reference and advise business partners and team management on best practices in drafting content for digital channels
  • Identify and develop the most appropriate and effective communication approaches, media and messages
  • Apply and optimize editorial standards
  • Ensure that relevant and consistent messages are communicated over the various channels
Qualifications for project editor
  • Bachelor's degree, with a focus on ELA or demonstrated expertise in the ELA field
  • 2 years of experience in educational assessment or a related field or 2 years of classroom teaching or a
  • Combination of related experience and education, with a focus on ELL/ESL students (Experience with the full K-12 spectrum is desirable)
  • Bachelor's degree, with a focus on Mathematics or demonstrated expertise in the Mathematics field
  • 2 years of experience in educational assessment or a related field or 2 years of classroom teaching or combination of related experience and education, with a focus on high school-level mathematics content
  • Working knowledge of curriculum and the school and professional markets

Project Editor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of project editor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for project editor
  • Work with sector partners to ensure consistent messages are communicated to clients
  • Identify content issues during projects and make the appropriate connections to resolve them
  • Develop and maintain multiple course level project plans using Microsoft Project and Microsoft Project Server or available project management software, tracking on-time, on-budget delivery of projects in collaboration with project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Review and edit materials for correct grammar, punctuation, and clarity consistency in style, voice, and form
  • Facilitate the prioritization of project requirements with institutional stakeholders or escalate issues that threaten on-time submissions
  • Coordinate the planning and control of project activities and resources
  • Develop project resource estimates for time and cost
  • Resolve conflicts within the project and across dependent projects between resources, schedules, budgets, and priorities
  • Report weekly the project components status and issues to the General Counsel and Project Stakeholders
  • Maintain the project document in a shared environment readily accessible to all stakeholders and team members
Qualifications for project editor
  • Excellent command of English grammar and usage
  • Proficiency with item authoring systems
  • Proactive and flexible approach to adapt to different customer types
  • Remains clam, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Phd or Master degree education with background study on meteorology, climatology, economic, planning, or environment
  • Demonstrated professional competency in climate change adaptation at least for 6 years for Phd degree or 8 years for master degree

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