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Editorial Assistant (eLearning) | Cognella

The Active Learning imprint of Cognella, Inc. is seeking an editorial assistant to join our Active Learning publishing team, supporting the publication of instructor resources and interactive student learning activities including quizzes, games, scenarios, flashcards, and PowerPoint slides. The editorial assistant will execute project management tasks, including preparation for production, materials review and formatting, content setup and author updates.

The ideal candidate will be organized, efficient, and an excellent communicator with great attention to detail. This position requires someone with a collaborative spirit and get-it-done attitude, whose desire is to positively impact student learning. If you are self-motivated, intellectually curious, and passionate about improving online education, we’re looking for you!

This is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow a career in online learning in a thriving entrepreneurial environment.


  • Consult with project editors on project needs and options, and efficiently communicate project scope and expectations to the production team
  • Review submitted materials to ensure they are completed accurately
  • Prepare project outlines and complete light copyediting or reformatting per editorial guidelines
  • Set up online courses with provided digital materials
  • Communicate with editorial team and clients regarding missing materials, project completion, student ordering instructions, and other transactional communication as needed
  • Use reports to monitor project queue


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience required
  • Sound time management skills with ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Professional demeanor with solid verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write effective business communication using correct punctuation, spelling and grammar
  • Experience using a computer in an office environment and ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently and with a wide variety of people in an environment of rapidly changing deadlines and priorities
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changes in duties, responsibilities, and processes
  • Willingness to invest in a positive and engaged company culture

Reports to: Active Learning Manager

Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Most Cognella employees will be working remotely through Fall 2021. We plan to return to our office in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego, California, when it is safe to do so, but permanently remote applicants will be considered. A dedicated workspace and access to reliable internet is required for remote employees. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package (health, vision, dental, generous vacation, holiday, and sick time, and 401K matching plan).

To Apply: For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to In your cover letter, please include a statement of no more than 100 words that begins “I manage multiple concurrent tasks by …” All submissions will be held in confidence.