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11 September, 2010

Careers in publishing: Wiley

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Wiley Publishers has a page describing the kinds of publishing jobs they have and a link to their current openings.

16 July, 2010

Pearson Canada: Developmental Editor

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Pearson Canada is looking for a Developmental Editor for their Don Mills office. The deadline is July 19.

For details see Developmental Editor, Higher Education Division.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure assigned project goals are met following established project guidelines for the team.
  • Contribute to the success of stated business goals of the team.
  • Track and communicate ongoing detailed status of projects as requested (eg by team leader, Manager, Acquisitions Editor, Marketing Manager, production, media, etc)
  • Assist in the assessment of proposals
  • Develop assigned projects in development, including:
  • Guide and instruct authors in their preparation of manuscripts.
  • Create and maintain detailed project schedules.
  • Assess sample chapters and provide appropriate editorial feedback.
  • Monitor and ensure projects are developed within specified budgets.
  • Ensure projects comply with acceptance criteria and production guidelines.
  • Prepare acceptable manuscripts for launch, according to Production and CS guidelines.
  • Monitor projects through production to ensure budgets and specifications are accurate.
  • Coordinate with other project stakeholders (eg Media Editors, Project Managers, Acquisitions Editors, Marketing Managers) when required
  • Prepare guidelines for reviewers and questionnaires for survey respondents as directed.
  • Analyze reviews, surveys, and responses as needed.
  • Participate in preparing and conducting focus groups as required.
  • Work with Marketing to ensure marketing materials are accurate and complete.
  • Suggest ongoing changes and improvements to development procedures.

Qualifications:

  • University degree
  • Previous developmental editing experience required
  • Very strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Office

Candidates are asked to submit a résumé and cover letter by July 19, 2010 to:

Paula Hunter, Human Resources Consultant
Fax: (416) 447-0598
Email: paula.hunter@pearsoncanada.com

We would like to thank all those who inquire or apply.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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