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Editorial Project Manager | Center for the Collaborative Classroom

Who We Are 

Founded in 1980, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to become highly literate critical thinkers who learn from, care for, and respect one another. Our research-based curricula help children appreciate the ideas and opinions of others, learn to agree and disagree respectfully, and think critically about big ideas. Our programs are used in 80,000 classrooms across the country and impact the lives of over 2 million students daily, raising student grades and test scores, while building relationships and bolstering student and teacher engagement.

Internally, our work culture reflects our philosophy in the classrooms by creating a collaborative work environment that values teamwork, collaboration, and respect for all differences that each individual brings to our organization.

Who We Need: Editorial Project Manager

Have you enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of a team creating cutting-edge programs that support teacher and student learning? Do you love the editing and project management process that is a part of creating programs that make a difference in classrooms across the country? Collaborative Classroom is looking for an experienced Editorial Project Manager (EPM).

The EPM manages curriculum, sales/marketing, professional learning, and digital resource projects from initial assignment to delivery of the final product, including editing materials, overseeing freelancers, and reviewing materials at each scheduled project stage. The ideal candidate is a team player, a self-starter, and a lifelong learner. The EPM will have excellent editing skills, a strong understanding of editorial processes and styles, and be experienced in managing multiphase projects with multiple components for both print and digital mediums. They will also champion a culture of continuous improvement.

Job Requirements 

In collaboration with the Managing Editor, the EPM is part of a dynamic relationship-building team. The EPM:

  • Manages multiple projects simultaneously, usually for the lifetime of the project. Projects may be multi-year and multi-component, or small in scale (such as reprints, replacement lessons, or marketing collateral).

  • Creates and maintains editorial/production schedules for assigned projects, working with cross-functional teams to resolve schedule challenges.

  • Ensures on-time and on-budget delivery of all project materials.

  • Edits project materials as assigned; edits range from developmental passes and copyedits to proofreads.

  • Checks all page and digital corrections.

  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams and out-of-house vendors to create digital program resources and products. Coordinates materials for digital publication and reviews those materials in their digital environment as needed, providing feedback on design, content, and user experience.

  • Supervises freelancers, transmits materials, and provides guidelines and feedback.

  • Ensures Collaborative Classroom styles and project-specific styles are consistently applied in all project materials.

  • Supports the Publishing group in refining CCC’s editorial processes to ensure ongoing quality and to maximize efficiency.

  • Works with the Managing Editor to promulgate cross-functional workflows.

Who You Are 

The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated experience in producing complicated and overlapping projects on time and on budget.  The EPM also:

  • Displays strong skills in a range of editing tasks, including substantive editing (developmental and/or content), copyediting, production editing, and proofreading

  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Works collaboratively and efficiently with colleagues on joint projects

  • Adapts to evolving processes, deadlines, and technology

  • Is proficient in using: Word’s editing features; Acrobat’s review features for electronic page review; Excel or Google spreadsheets for schedules and planning

  • Familiarity with SmartSheet, Slack, or Trello a plus

Education

  • Three to five years of experience in publishing or a related field, with both editing and project management experience; experience working in educational publishing and/or with a multi-component series is preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, education, or a related field, or commensurate experience

Physical Demands

There are no physical requirements beyond commonplace office demands. The workplace is a standard clerical office setting, requiring the use of typical office equipment, including extensive computer use. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

What Else You Should Know 

This is a full-time position and salary will be commensurate with experience. The Benefits package includes a rich, comprehensive program that includes: Paid time off (sick, vacation, 10 holidays, disability), Healthcare (medical, dental, vision), disability, life insurance, and 403b retirement plan.   

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (required) when completing your application.  

Center for the Collaborative Classroom is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We believe that each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and in our work environment and are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society through our inclusive programs.

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