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Project Editor (STEM) | Macmillan


At Macmillan Learning, the health and safety of our employees and contract staff is a top priority. Accordingly, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all staff that will be working in a Macmillan Learning office, or have job duties requiring them to travel for work. If offered the role, the candidate will need to provide proof of vaccination in advance of their start date. Employees can request religious and/or medical exemptions to this requirement by following the process outlined in the offer letter.

The position is eligible for remote employment, it will exclude the following locations: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Mississippi, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming

Macmillan Learning’s Content – STEM team is seeking an Associate Project Editor. This person will be responsible for the overall health of their respective discipline portfolio and ensuring that market needs and requirements are represented to our digital product group as we build digital products for the discipline. The STEM Associate Project Editor will have experience cultivating relationships, an understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with publishing, and is able to work effectively with others to implement and advocate for strategies to transition the list from print to digital with an emphasis on enhancing learning.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage list initiatives, contribute to strategy across the list or division, develop leadership in understanding how educational trends will affect current and inform future strategy, and be a lead/point of contact with other divisions in the company.
  • Support digital transformation through participation in initiatives with the Product team, and Media and Assessment Editorial
  • Collaborate with the digital product group to identify and articulate functionality requirements that execute a market-informed digital strategy.
  • Ensure that publication of all discipline products are timely to market, competitive, and creative, and meet their financial and sales goals.
  • Serve as the primary contact for our authors, content developers/advisors, and resource team members.
  • Develop relationships with potential authors, reviewers, and members of the discipline community.
  • Negotiate financial arrangements.
  • Recruit reviewers, thought leaders, faculty advisory boards, and key decision-makers and plan the development of products in the portfolio.
  • Research, plan, and execute the development and integration of multimedia-based teaching and learning resources to provide for a robust program.
  • Develop plans for a competitive digital portfolio that allows for future innovation.
  • Consider Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all aspects of program management and innovation, working to ensure that students of all backgrounds and experiences can see themselves in our products.
  • Utilize editorial tools and resources and attend workshops and training to support Macmillan Learning’s DEI values.
  • As a leader for the team, provide assistance and guidance to editorial team members in support of discipline goals and initiatives.
  • Develop a keen sense of the discipline marketplace, as well as key thought leadership opportunities, and use that market knowledge to inform plans for the growth of the program, as well as create points of differentiation for Macmillan Learning v. the competition in the discipline.
  • Interact with the discipline community, monitor industry trends, and identify and understand customer challenges to inform product development, and seek new and diverse contributors to our editorial program.
  • Collaborate with marketing, sales, learning solutions specialists, as appropriate, to ensure successful sales of all discipline products and titles.
  • Find new adoptions through events and outreach, working with reps and marketing managers to sell products and refine marketing messages.
  • Monitor opportunity pipeline and sampling to ensure that revenue goals will be met.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Program Manager, manage and serve as the strategic decision-maker for their program to accurately evaluate, identify and address existing and potential budgetary issues, obstacles, and opportunities to optimize the health of the portfolio.
  • Work closely with the financial team and other partners to analyze and synthesize information to understand issues, risks, identify options, and support sound decision-making.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Program Manager manage and serve as the key decision-maker for the discipline P&Ls for digital products, franchises, and titles, and new product models working closely with development, production, and others to control costs and ensure profitability.
  • Use data, analysis of markets and trends, and insights from sales, marketing, and finance to determine appropriate sales forecasts and pricing strategies.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 2+ years’ experience in higher educational publishing/learning company
  • Experience with educational technology and ability to work cross-functionally with media and product teams
  • Experience applying excellent written & verbal communication skills and strong presentation skills with a variety of audiences
  • Proven to have good editorial judgment and skill
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects, to work effectively in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to delegate and benchmark effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to form productive, collaborative working relationships with authors, author teams, and in-house teams including marketing, content and assessment development, media editorial and production
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience


Regular full-time and qualifying part-time employees and their dependents are eligible for Macmillan benefits, effective on the employee’s date of hire. Macmillan also offers health benefits coverage to qualifying same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners (may require additional documentation) of active employees.

  • Competitive pay and bonus plan
  • Generous Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Contributions to your 401k retirement account through Fidelity (US)
  • Generous paid time off policy and paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program, Education Assistance Program
  • 100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • And much more!

Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world’s best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Late Nite Labs, EBI-MAPworks, i<clicker, REEF and Hayden-McNeil.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, veteran, family and economic status and background, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels. You can read more about our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives here.

The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education’s guidance.  Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources at Macmillan Learning.