Associate Media Editor, Economics and Astronomy

    • Job ID: 512989-837688
    • Location: New York, NY
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Years of Experience: Any
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Job Description:

W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Associate Editor for its college Economics and Astronomy digital media teams. The Associate Media Editor will be responsible for the quality and timeliness of digital teaching, learning, and assessment resources that support undergraduate Economics and Astronomy textbooks. This position will report to the Media Editor for Economics and Astronomy.


Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Understanding the textbook market in college publishing and the diverse needs of professors and students throughout the country.
  • Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically useful and innovative content to be used in digital teaching, learning, and assessment resources.
  • Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.
  • Recruiting, signing, training, and communicating with authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.
  • Managing vendor selection, scheduling, and budgeting for digital production work such as content coding projects.
  • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, digital resources to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.
  • Managing projects in all stages of editorial development and production.
  • Collaborating closely with colleagues in media and print editorial, production, and permissions to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.
  • Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, and production vendors.
  • Soliciting feedback from the market, such as peer reviews and surveys, and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.
  • Effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including sales staff, the college department editorial board, and the advertising and marketing departments.
  • Clearly documenting and communicating updates with all team members throughout the duration of a project.
  • Maintaining and organizing digital files on appropriate servers.
  • Creating product records and metadata and ensuring accuracy of product information in W. W. Norton’s various proprietary systems.


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



Experience and Skills:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.
  • Must be able to work regular business hours from Norton’s New York City Headquarters
  • W.W. Norton & Company ('Norton') strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law.
  • Prior experience in college publishing, ideally at least one and a half years in an editorial role.
  • Subject matter knowledge of Economics is preferred, but not required. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of technology as it applies to teaching and learning in these diciplines.
  • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and independent.
  • Must be comfortable managing complex project schedules with multiple authors and dependencies.
  • Must have excellent organization and prioritization skills and be comfortable juggling multiple competing deadline.
  • Must have a "can-do" attitude and be proactive and flexible in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Must be a proactive problem solver, able to seek out answers, propose solutions, and develop and improve processes.
  • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.
  • Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with video editing tools a plus.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the benefits and limitations of HTML and JavaScript.


Annual compensation for this position is $50,000. All salaries and salary ranges posted by Norton may vary depending on experience, skills, location and like considerations.