Associate Project Editor, College Digital Media

    • Job ID: 512989-784512
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
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Job Description:

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a hardworking, intelligent, and very detail-oriented individual to join our team to help manage and edit our digital products for our college textbook department. Known for being the nation’s largest independent, employee-owned publishing firm, we have a large list of college books and digital products that serve students and instructors. Our primary goal is to promote teaching and learning in its many forms. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the person in this role will be responsible for handling editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines. The Associate Digital Media Project Editor will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage the editing of our digital media products (including ebooks, InQuizitive, Smartwork, Testmaker, tutorials, interactives, quizzes, Interactive Instructor’s Guides, Lecture PowerPoints, etc.) through all aspects of production.
  • Maintain editorial standards. Norton’s hallmark is quality, and we need someone dedicated to keeping our high standards.
  • Oversee and evaluate copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers, giving critical feedback when necessary.
  • Help develop and maintain style sheets.
  • Edit content as necessary: you should have some experience line editing, writing copy, copyediting, and proofreading.
  • Catch errors in all of our products.
  • Help devise and maintain schedules.
  • Help develop design and project specs.
  • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Identify when projects are falling behind, communicate to all stakeholders what is at issue, and communicate to the manager when help is necessary.
  • Diagnose potential problems with workflows and help problem solve efficient, effective solutions.
  • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.
  • Stay current on our existing platforms, reading and understanding documentation, making sure standards are followed.
  • Communicate effectively with all team members, in person or through written communication.
  • Understand how to set priorities.
  • Must manage complex workloads.

Please note - this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in publishing.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the United States is required.
  • Must be able to work full business hours from Norton’s New York City Headquarters. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily providing employees the option to work remotely.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented. The job absolutely requires someone who can find errors that most people can miss.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to critically analyze and problem solve.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Proficiency with content management systems, spreadsheets, and editing programs.
  • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given, as well as other writing or editing tests.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.

About Norton:

W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to "publish books not for a single season, but for the years." In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at: