Senior Copy Editor

Education Management Systems - Irwindale, CA - Full time

Education Management Systems - Irwindale, CA - Full time

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The Senior Copy Editor provides and oversees editorial support for the Curriculum Department during and after the curriculum development phase for print and digital materials. The Senior Copy Editor is responsible for preparing final curriculum materials to support students in improving academic skills and to advance school-wide goals.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Collaborates with Curriculum Developers and Curriculum Specialists to provide print and digital materials that exhibit consistency, grammar, style, completeness, content integrity, and accuracy across all subject area curricula.
  • Performs copy editing, formatting, and proofreading of all current and future curriculum materials, including student activity workbooks, instructor's manuals, student handbooks, online assessments, as well as other supplemental course materials as assigned.
  • Develops and oversees the coordination of editorial phases from inception to production between Curriculum Developers, Curriculum Specialists, and other related staff.
  • Actively confers with other team members as necessary to ensure objectives for quality and timeliness are met.
  • Organizes curriculum files and database on the server/Google drive.
  • Guides Curriculum Developers towards creating a consistent house style that is best for student achievement.
  • Oversees the visual layout of curriculum units.
  • Other duties as needed or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills.

Solid Editing and proofreading skills.

Strong Interpersonal and communication skills.

Strong leadership and organizational skills with attention to detail.

Able to understand all curriculum areas to provide creative pedagogical input and ensure content accuracy.

Must be able to manage multiple projects with tight timeframes.

Ability to independently take initiative and work efficiently, exercising reasonable judgment in a fast-paced, multi-task environment.

Proficient working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications including, but not limited to: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and the ability to use technology effectively.

Ability to work effectively under pressure and demonstrate problem-solving skills, while maintaining diplomacy, courtesy, professionalism, and a customer service attitude.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

Minimum one year experience in desktop publishing and/or document editing

Senior copy editing experience preferred

Related training or experience preferred.

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Role

Curriculum Design

Experience Level

Mid Level

Education Management Systems

Opportunities For Learning (OFL) is a FREE public charter school, serving students ages 14 and up who have fallen behind in school, are looking to get ahead and graduate early, or simply crave a non-traditional learning environment.

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