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Full Time

Managing Editor

Position Summary

Department: Publications
Supervised By: Director of Publications

The Managing Editor is responsible for managing the development of assigned CRS products (books, workshops, curriculum, or other) from concept to delivery. The Managing Editor demonstrates ownership of assigned projects by developing content and managing quality during the development and production processes, communicating with key departments. S/he manages processes and schedules, oversees the assigned team of authors, editors, designers, proofreaders, indexers, and printers. The Managing Editor position requires good judgement and excellent problem-solving, team building, leadership, and communication skills. S/he must have a proven record of being a self-starter, executor of good judgment, be deadline-oriented, and customer-focused. S/he must manage their own workload and also work as part of a team to define the overall product offerings for the company.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities Include

  • Working with Director of Publications to create schedules, assign resources, and oversee teams for assigned projects.
  • Recruiting authors and freelancer resources for projects as needed and as budgeted.
  • Working closely with other departments, authors, and research and development to develop and edit strong, solid, unique content that appeals to core audience and competes in marketplace.
  • Serving as project manager and editor for CRS retail books, workshops, and multimedia products as determined by the Director of Publications.  Doing all the editing and writing for these materials or, with the approval of the Director of Publications, assigning portions to a Publications Senior Writer/Editor or Writer/Editor as needed and overseeing their work.
  • Conducting peer reviews and giving approval to print on assigned projects after resolving any concerns.
  • Helping the other Publications project manager(s) ensure quality control of their projects by serving as a resource to them throughout their projects and reading late-stage texts (such as manuscripts at the reader stage) in their entirety and offering comments and suggestions for improvement.
  • Communicating with assigned team from launch to completion, knowing the current status and schedule of each project at all times.
  • Making decisions to keep the project on schedule and in focus on matters that shape the end result.
  • Communicating clearly with team about roles, priorities, and changes throughout the process.
  • Developing and deliver early promotional materials for products to Sales and Marketing.
  • Processing contracts and payments for authors and freelance staff as needed.
  • Building product content knowledge over time, becoming expert on the product line s/he manages.
  • Collaborating with Director on creating processes and routines for recurring work.
  • Establishing standards for cross-team functionality within department.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in writing, editing, project management in Publishing field
  • Experience developing, designing, and testing new products and enhancing existing products
  • Proven decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent and clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Team building and collaboration skills, ability to work with wide range of departments
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Deadline-oriented with the ability to prioritize own and others’ work to meet project due dates
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at one time, agile workflow experience a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 8 hours per day, with breaks and lunch.
  • Ability to talk on the telephone for up to 2 hours per day.

 

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above description.  Other duties, as assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click here.

Program Development Office Coordinator

Position Summary

Department: Program Development
Supervised By: Program Directors

The Program Development Office Coordinator works closely with the Program Directors to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the Program Development office. The Coordinator supports the department in meeting timelines, achieving strategic goals, organizing office activities and completing the day-to-day administrative functions of the office.
The Program Development Office Coordinator is responsible for working with the Directors to maintain processes that guide the planning, development, piloting, and revision of workshop and curriculum products. The Program Development Office Coordinator is also responsible for developing and maintaining a system for document control for all documents and products (e.g., resource books, handouts, workshop materials, school curriculum materials, videos, and photographs).

Primary Duties & Responsibilities Include

Coordination of Program Development Office

  • Coordinates and organizes Program Development office activities and functions, including day-to-day administrative duties and assigned projects.
  • Maintains department and individual calendars in Outlook and in Salesforce.
  • Assists Program Directors, developers, and curriculum and instructional designers with project work (e.g., draft contracts; update forms, templates, and databases; run reports).
  • Creates, organizes, and maintains physical and digital files.
  • Creates, organizes, and updates departmental SOP manual on the K drive and Google Drive.
  • Schedules and organizes meetings for program development staff and coordinates staff calendars.
  • Receives and creates time and effort reports and supports the directors in managing staff workloads on projects.
  • Assists the Program Directors in coordinating and planning professional development training activities.
  • Serves as administrative assistant to the Program Directors.

Proofreading, Copy and Content Editing Workshop Products

  • Maintains standards for formatting and style for program and workshop products and other documents.
  • Proofreads and copy-edits workshop products and other Program Development documents for quality, presentation, and consistency in formatting and style, including use of images such as photos from CRS photo archives, product images, and logos.
  • Gathers necessary workshop and curriculum products as directed by program developers and/or Directors and prepares them for hand-off to Publications for final production or for wide-spread use.

Coordination of Program Development Services

  • Coordinates Program Development services to external clients such as Brandman University and RC School Designation Program (when applicable).
  • Participates in continuous improvement of processes, including data collection, management, and sharing, for Program Development services and products.
  • Supports all phases of program development life cycle, from planning to closure.
  • Assists with research and development projects, as assigned.
  • Maintains the input/output of data with Kaleidoscope and its service tools to schools.

Interdepartmental collaboration and external communication

  • Coordinates with Finance department (e.g., check requests, travel alerts, purchase requests, time & effort sheets).
  • Coordinates with Publications department (e.g., queries to/from editors or copy editor).
  • Collaborates with staff in other departments as needed to meet Program Development needs and objectives and to ensure effective intra-office functioning.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • 2-5 years related experience or educational background
  • Associate’s degree in office management or related background preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and in using Google Suites
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute on multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interest in learning, growing and using technology to increase efficiencies in the work
  • Successful in handling detailed work
  • Works well both independently and in a highly collaborative virtual environment
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Responsive to feedback
  • Committed to the mission of the organization
  • Occasional weekend work to support RC Services gatherings and trainings.
  • Regular and reliable attendance

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use a computer for up to 7 hours/day with breaks and lunch
  • Ability to talk on the phone and/or participate in virtual meetings for up to 4 hours/day
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. on occasion

 

These requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and ability required to perform this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties.  Responsibilities, tasks, and duties of individual jobholders may vary from the above description.  Other duties, as assigned by the jobholder’s supervisor, may also be required.

 

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click here.

Fellowship Opportunities

Writers and Developers

We’re looking for talented educators to take part in our upcoming 2019-2020 fellowship program!

As a Responsive Classroom Fellow you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to work that will directly impact teachers and students for years to come. During the year-long fellowship, you’ll work with our Program Development and Publications teams developing Responsive Classroom curriculum content and workshop products.

 

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