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Editor I, Architecture & Engineering | Kaplan

Kaplan Professional provides a variety of fulfilling career opportunities with a focus on education. You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of thousands of students, as well as your local community. We provide a casual atmosphere, a family-focused culture, flexible schedules, and the chance to work on a team of talented and dedicated individuals. With immediate health and wellness benefits, paid time off, three retirement plans, and discounts on education, Kaplan is dedicated to your personal and professional growth. Join Kaplan Professional…your Great Place employer!

Editor I ensures the editorial accuracy, consistency, quality, and tone of PPI Architecture & Engineering products. This role is comprised primarily of editing, proofreading, and content input into the Content Management System (CMS). The Editor I will collaborate effectively with project teams and juggle shifting priorities across multiple concurrent projects while meeting tight deadlines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Copy edit, proofread, research, and fact-check content to PPI standards, ensuring editorial accuracy, consistency, quality, and tone.
  • Format and prepare content for ingestion into XML-based content management system (CMS).
  • Accurately interpret markup and enter changes into XML.
  • Work effectively with project teams, reviewers, authors, and subject matter experts.
  • Diplomatically and effectively communicate with project collaborators.
  • Meet established deadlines.
  • Provide support for the company and departmental goals and priorities, as requested.
  • Assist with the training of new hires in the editorial department.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree major or minor in math, science, or engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2 years of professional copy editing experience preferably in educational, scientific, or technical subjects.
  • Proficiency in editing in Word, Acrobat, and/or an XML editor
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and thoroughly copy edit and proofread to style on deadline
  • Demonstrated ability to modulate depth of edit to scope of work desired
  • In-depth knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience in using detailed style guides and creating and maintaining stylesheets
  • Ability to accurately interpret, incorporate, and make author/SME edits
  • Ability to juggle competing deadlines and to handle a large volume of work quickly and accurately
  • Working knowledge of print, electronic, and online publishing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective collaboration skills

Other/Preferred:

  • Excel Skills

 

Location: Belmont, CA, USA

Employee Type: Employee

Job Functional Area: Content/Material Creation

Business Unit: 00079 Kaplan Professional

 

Kaplan is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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