Topic Editor, Instructional

Location: Tucson, AZ

Requisition #: vl-00002684

Duration: Full Time

 

Description

Cambium Learning® Group (Nasdaq: ABCD) is a leading educational solutions and services company that is committed to helping all students reach their full potential by providing evidence-based solutions and expert professional services to empower educators and raise the achievement levels of all students. The company is composed of four business units: Voyager Sopris Learning™, Learning A-Z, ExploreLearning®, and Kurzweil Education™. Together, these business units provide best-in-class intervention and supplemental instructional materials; gold-standard professional development and school-improvement services; breakthrough technology solutions for online learning and professional support; valid and reliable assessments; and proven materials to support a positive and safe school environment.

The Topic Editor, Instructional, is responsible for writing, editing and project managing instructional content creation for Learning A-Z student and teacher resources.

Essential Job Functions

  • Review and edit products created by contractors or outside vendors to ensure that they meet the company’s quality standards and best practices in education
  • Assist with managing projects by contributing to launch processes, tracking tasks, providing schedule estimates, assigning work to and training contractors or vendors, requesting contracts, processing invoices, managing the production process, and identifying roadblocks that may require modifications to the process
  • Draft and edit outlines and manuscripts for instructional resources and assessments, and review proofs created by Production & Design
  • Contribute topic ideas for products and suggest ideas for new products and features
  • Coordinate with supervising editors, contract editors, copy editors, writers, graphic designers, photo researchers, and consultants to ensure on-time delivery of resources
  • Conduct research and fact checking on content for products, including consulting experts on the subject
  • Enter content information into relevant databases, and maintain and update content in such databases
  • Ensure that an efficient file management system is followed
  • Recruit and evaluate potential contractors, vendors, and consultants as requested
  • May be requested to assist with training staff and contractors
  • Perform QA of resources prior to upload to ensure that both content and functionality are as required
  • Attend status and planning meetings and occasionally help schedule meetings
  • May occasionally write original content for resources or web copy with support
  • Remain informed (through others’ and own research) about trends and innovations in the industry

Additional Job Functions

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

  • A BA or MA degree in education from a four-year college or university is required
  • Recent elementary or middle school classroom teaching experience is required, preferably 3 or more years
  • Experience developing educational materials, curriculum, and/or assessments for grades K–8 audiences is highly desirable

Additional Skills

  • Excellent communication skills: communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally both verbally and in writing with members of various development teams
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including identifying implicit assumptions, evaluating arguments and data, and drawing sound conclusions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a variety of personnel
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Schedule and Travel Requirements

  • Schedule includes regular business hours and may require occasional work on evenings and/or weekends
  • This position may require occasional travel in order to attend conferences, trade shows, or meetings

To apply for this opportunity, simply click on the “Apply Now” button and submit a cover letter and resume, or email your resume and cover letter to careers@cambiumlearning.com. Feel free to include link to online portfolio, if applicable. Please include the job title and requisition number in the subject line of the email.

EOE including Disabled and Vets. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.