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Content Editor at The American College

Posted in Writing/Editing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Job Description:

Content Editor

A Content Editor at The American College organizes, copy-edits and proofreads each educational publication produced by The College. This role works with faculty and other subject matter experts to manage each text, inputting content, creating informational graphics, designing visually pleasing cover art, formatting publication layouts, updating content in LMS, training faculty or Subject Matter Experts on publishing software and adhering to production schedules. Additionally, this role is expected to keep up with developments in academic publishing and contribute to high-level strategy and implementation decisions.

Reporting directly to the Director, Academic Technology and Support, this position serves as an interface between the faculty/SMEs and the publications they generate. This position also coordinates with the various departments in the college dependent on those publications. Those departments may include IT, Instructional Design, Digital Media and New Product Development.

This role delivers a streamlined, quality educational product across multiple delivery channels in a timely way.

Expected Contributions

  • Assisting faculty/SMEs with creation of educational materials

  • Enter faculty-supplied content into existing texts

  • Organize, copyedit, and proofread to help ensure accuracy of content

  • Arrange faculty-supplied content into individual publications

  • Arrange for the creation of customized graphics as determined by the faculty

  • Facilitate reviews, revisions, and approvals from the subject matter expert (SME) for each publication

  • Manage and track each publication through each stage of the editorial process

  • Be skilled in copy editing and maintain a high level of proficiency in proof-reading, grammar and AP style

  • Update content on LMS.

  • Train faculty and SMEs on publishing software.

  • Become an expert in academic publishing

  • Stay abreast of developments in Academic Publishing

  • Constantly evaluate the established workflow for best practices and areas of improvement

  • Maintain highest level of proficiency in the necessary software packages

Essential Qualifications & Competencies

  • Experience formatting, copyediting, and proofreading educational materials

  • Advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative suite with an emphasis on traditional book and eBook publishing.

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office with an emphasis in Word

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Experience preparing electronic documents for publication

  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work with focus and great attention to detail

  • Exceptional ability to manage multiple inputs to multiple projects with changing priorities and significant time pressures

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • Ability to learn new software packages and processes quickly 

  • Intense desire to improve yourself and those around you by constantly learning new software programs, workflows and industry trends

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of coding (html, css)

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of LMS (Blackboard)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Adobe Creative Suite

  • Knowledge of Digital Publishing

  • Writing / Editing ability

We offer:
    Competitive pay and benefits
    A culture that places top priority on integrity, respect, accountability, and excellence
    Encouragement to continue development and knowledge share

The American College of Financial Services (The College), is committed to applied financial education through teaching, research, and innovation in program delivery and design. As a nonprofit, accredited education institution, our courses are researched and written by a faculty of the nation’s top thought leaders in personal finance. Our goal is to provide a rigorous, science-based professional and premium quality education to financial advisors. More than 200,000 financial services professionals have learned and honed their craft here. Currently located in Bryn Mawr, PA, The College will move to our new location in King of Prussia in the Spring of 2019. To learn more visit The American College.

In policy and practice, we encourage diversity and provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications and ability to perform a job.  We are committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias.