W. W. Norton is seeking a Media Editor for Composition and Communication to join its college digital media department. The media editorial team takes pride in creating high-quality and pedagogically-effective digital resources for college students and instructors. We believe that our collaborative work environment is key to maintaining that high standard. Media Editors work closely with print editors, marketers, and specialists on their discipline teams as well as Norton UX designers, engineers, project managers, business analysts, media project editors, and production managers to create exceptional products. Working in the Media Editorial department also offers regular opportunities to learn, grow professionally, and foster innovation by sharing ideas with colleagues working in other disciplines. This position reports to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Understanding the undergraduate composition and communication course markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of instructors and students.
- Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in digital products for teaching, learning, and assessment.
- Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.
- Collaborating closely with editorial, digital design, production, and IT colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
- Finding, signing, and communicating with authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.
- With the help of an editorial assistant, closely monitoring projects at all stages of editorial development and production.
- Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, and vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.
- Clearly and compellingly presenting digital products to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.
- Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, digital media to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.