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The Collaborative Classroom • Project Editor

October 8, 2018

The Collaborative Classroom is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to providing continuous professional learning for teachers and curricula that support the academic, ethical, and social development in children.

The project editor manages editorial development of assigned projects, and develops editorial processes and styles, under the supervision of the managing editor. The editor works with program managers and curriculum developers to develop tone and editorial approach of materials and edits manuscript for substance, style, and correctness. Facilitates the art and design development processes, ensures timely communication of project information, and monitors schedules to ensure on-time delivery of projects. The editor must be familiar with digital publishing processes and the tools associated with a digital workflow.


  • Manages the editorial development of a variety of projects that are multi-year and multi-component (e.g., reprints, replacement lessons, marketing collateral)
  • Develops schedules and creative briefs
  • Performs manuscript editing tasks, from substantive editing of content to copy editing
  • Monitors rights and permissions
  • Facilitates decisions about packaging and components
  • Ensures projects stay on schedule
  • Hires/supervises copy editors, proofreaders, translators, fact checkers, and freelance staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, education, or a related field
  • Professional development in editing, writing, or other aspects of publishing preferred
  • 5+ years experience in publishing required, with both project management and editing
  • Superior skills in editing tasks including developmental/content, production, and proofreading
  • Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style
  • Word templates proficiency

COMPENSATION: Salary DOE. Full-time (term of project) position with comprehensive benefits.

Send resumes with subject “Project Editor” to hr@collaborativeclassroom.org