Editorial Assistant

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Full-Time

💰 $42,000

💻 Other

🗓️ September 18th, 2023

Higher Ed
Macmillan Learning is seeking an Editorial Assistant to provide administrative and editorial support to a program manager, development manager, and development editors within a Content development team for Mathematics, Physics, and Biology. Provide assistance to program managers and editors with project planning, editorial development, and manuscript preparation, as well as sales, marketing, and market development research and support. Assist in the development of content such as instructor’s manuals, workbooks, presentation slides, homework assignments, and print and digital assessments. Perform administrative tasks such as running reports, processing payments, maintaining schedules and logs, and updating data in systems.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Perform administrative tasks including running reports, processing payments, and updating data in key systems.
  • Support program manager/editor(s) with market research, developmental reviews, and surveys using key systems.
  • Support program manager/editor(s) with editorial development including timely manuscript preparation and assembly; assists in evaluating content for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Support program manager/editor(s) with timely permissions-related work using key systems.
  • Assist in development of content components for Mathematics, Physics, and Biology.

Essential Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in disciplinary field of employment or in English
  • Project Management - Can oversee multiple, complex projects simultaneously, prioritizing tasks appropriately and meeting deadlines
  • Effective Communication - Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, with a strong command of the English language
  • Attention to Detail - Capable of and committed to reviewing work for accuracy, consistency, and quality
  • Analytical Thinking - Able to think critically to analyze content, ask important questions, diagnose problems, and create practical solutions
  • Collaborates with Others (Teamwork) - Enjoys interacting and working with others to produce high-quality educational products
  • Positive, flexible attitude - Highly focused and productive, with a can-do attitude and team spirit
  • Embraces change, with a willingness to continue to learn new technology systems and processes and new ways of working
  • Position requires concentrated screen time for long periods as well as multi-tasking; may involve working in an open-office environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in a deadline-driven job with deliverables
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in publishing or related field
  • Experience providing administrative support in an office environment
  • Customer outreach or customer service experience
  • Experience with tutoring or teaching

Salary:  $42,000/year.
This position is eligible for remote employment, excluding the following locations: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming. Preference given to candidates in Austin, TX and New York.

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 
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, floating holidays, and paid holidays (International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Juneteenth, Indigenous People's Day, and more!)
  • Employee Assistance Program, Education Assistance Program
  • 100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • And much more!

Macmillan Learning is a privately-held, family owned company that improves lives through learning. By linking research to learning practice, we develop pioneering products and learning materials for students that are highly effective and drive improved outcomes. Our engaging content is developed in partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers. To learn more, please visit macmillanlearning.com or see us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or join our Macmillan Community.  Macmillan Learning is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a family-owned global media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.  

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.