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Development Editor
Bridgepoint Education
San Diego, CA
Date Posted
Bridgepoint Education was founded on the principle that education improves lives. Bridgepoint Education employees witness such change every day. Bridgepoint Education is doing well by doing good, and we value the opportunity we've been given.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Sponsoring Editor, the Development Editor (DE) is a full-time position located in San Diego, CA. The DE is responsible for development of editorial content within the Editorial Department at Bridgepoint Education. The DE, in collaboration with Sponsoring Editors and other team members, is responsible for ensuring the successful development and editing of print and digital products. The DE will work closely with authors, editorial team members, and additional internal staff. This position will be responsible for helping to conceptualize content, writing development guidelines, analyzing reviews, and providing writing and organizational direction to authors in order to meet or exceed student and institutional needs, budget requirements, and schedules. The DE conceptualizes new and effective learning strategies through content development, contracts with freelancers, collaborates with the editorial team, and creates and successfully executes development plans resulting from competitive benchmarking and examination of general market trends.

Essential Job Duties:

• Work closely with authors from project signing to completion to insure quality content development for print and media projects; assist Sponsoring Editors with additional content and ancillary development where needed.
• Conceptualize and implement development plans that enhance student learning and support editorial department objectives; benchmark textbooks and digital products to insure content is competitive in the market.
• Bring new content ideas to the editorial team to meet learning objectives; participate in overall strategy for development and execution of learning materials.

Additional Job Duties (include but are not limited to):

• Work with editorial staff to appropriately set priorities and deadlines while managing content development through the project lifecycle, including contracting with freelancers.

Core Competencies:

• Flexibility & Perseverance: Gives 100% effort and is able to adapt, adjust and remain driven through adversity.
• Accountability & Dependability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieves results.
• Communicating Effectively: Practices active listening, is able to write clearly and professionally, and speak to others appropriately and professionally.
• Managing Relationships: Practices active listening, is able to write clearly and professionally, and speak to others appropriately and professionally.
• Problem Solving & Decision Making: Identifies and resolves difficult challenges.
• Planning/Project Management: Breaks down work into process steps and creates schedules for completion.

Minimum Requirements:

• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
• A solid background and/or strong industry experience in content development and higher education publishing.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with others–especially authors.
• Excellent organizational, problem-solving, writing, and analytical skills.
• The ability to handle multiple projects while meeting established deadlines; must be self-motivated, innovative, and team-oriented.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with competitive development, including benchmarking, reviews, and market research.


• Bachelor’s Degree

Note: This opportunity of employment will require a completed pre-employment screening to be inclusive of, but not limited to: a criminal background investigation, a credit check investigation, verification of education credentials, verification of prior employment history and a professional reference check; with review prior to an offer of employment being extended.

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