Title
Associate Editor - Public Safety Group
Employer
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Location
5 Wall Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Date Posted
10/21/2011
Description
Want to join one of the fastest growing and technologically innovative publishers in the country?

Jones & Bartlett Learning has just moved to spacious new LEED-certified offices in Burlington, MA and is actively looking for people who believe a job should represent more than a pay check. Come build your career with thoughtful focused people who care deeply about the future of education.

Jones & Bartlett Learning, a division of Ascend Learning, LLC is a world-leading provider of instructional, assessment and learning-performance management solutions for the secondary, post-secondary, and professional markets.

We endeavor to develop educational programs and services that improve learning outcomes and enhance student achievement by uniquely combining authoritative content written by respected authors with innovative, proven and engaging technology applications that meet the diverse needs of today's instructors, students and professionals.

Across a broad spectrum of fields ranging from medicine and emergency services to computer information systems, our educational technology applications and instructional assessment and performance-management solutions are revolutionizing how instructors teach and how students and professional learn.

With the most up-to-date, authoritative content available from academic and industry thought-leaders, Jones & Bartlett Learning is leading the way for educators, students and professionals to discover new educational and professional skill-development opportunities - enabling personalized learning, anytime, anywhere.

This Associate Editor position is a great opportunity to advance your publishing career in a stimulating environment, offering exposure to all aspects of publishing.

An organized and experienced individual is sought for this editorial position, which provides direct involvement with authors, manuscript acquisitions, production processes for textbook/media publishing, as well as exposure to overall publishing business practices, methodologies, and procedures. The Associate Editor position works closely with Managing Editor, Acquisition Editors or Publisher to manage the editorial process from manuscript acquisition through development stages.

Summary of Duties:

* Evaluate project needs; analyze competing texts; assess originality of content.
* Under minimal supervision, manage the editorial process from manuscript acquisition through development stages, including performing content development and preparing manuscript for production.
* Develop ancillary products including instructor CD, student workbook, companion website content, and e-products.
* Send manuscripts to review, including contacting reviewers, scheduling reviewer deadlines, and maintaining a spreadsheet of reviewers
* Provide direction and guidance to authors on the publishing process, author responsibilities, to ensure quality of project. Provide authors with customized guidelines for manuscript preparation.
* Hold project launch meetings and provide design guidance to Production.
* Check page proofs. Write copy as needed.

Requirements:

* 4-year college degree or equivalent. Course work in areas related to publishing helpful.
* Previous experience: 2 to 4 years experience in the publishing process particularly as applies to editorial processes of educational/textbook publishing, as Editorial Assistant, Marketing Assistant or other related position.
* Attributes to include enthusiasm, task and detail orientation, management of multiple activities/projects, highly organized, ability to influence others.
* Complete computer literacy, familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc) and email.
* Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and problem solving skills

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