University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
July 10, 2012
Deadline for applicants: July 22, 2012
Pacific Educational Press
July 10, 2012
Pacific Educational Press
University of British Columbia
To play a key role as a textbook editor for the educational book publishing projects of Pacific Educational Press.
The textbook editor will report to the manager of editorial and production services and will collaborate with other members of the editorial and production team. The textbook editor will work closely with outside authors and writers and content and pedagogical experts, will have contact with outside suppliers of editorial services and images (guided by the manager of editorial and production services), but will have little contact with other UBC departments.
The textbook editor will:
• be responsible for the editorial development of textbooks and supplemental educational resources in both print and interactive digital formats, ensuring that they meet house editorial standards and client needs; will complete editorial development to the copyediting stage.
• assist in planning instructional materials, including textbooks, workbooks, test banks, and other core and supplementary resources, working within a publishing team environment.
• analyze curriculum documents and ensure that materials are edited so that they adhere to specified outcomes and pedagogical standards outlined in these documents.
• work with authors to develop book and chapter outlines; analyze the structure of draft materials; assess the level of editorial intervention required; work with authors on revisions.
• significantly revise, restructure, or rewrite material to meet established book templates, instructional designs, and/or curriculum, as needed.
• research and write content as needed.
• edit content to ensure accuracy, age-level appropriateness, and to adhere to reading level standards specified for a project.
• locate subject matter and pedagogical experts and arrange for review of draft materials.
• incorporate comments received from outside content and pedagogical experts into the editorial development process.
• develop and maintain style guides for textbook projects.
• locate and oversee suppliers of supplemental editorial services, such as copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers.
• review the editorial plans and editorial work of internal and external editors for quality and consistency.
• map textbook content to curriculum outcomes in scope and sequence documents.
• contribute to the development of book proposals submitted to ministries of education and other clients.
• edit professional resources for practicing classroom teachers as required.
• do photographic and image research, as needed.
• work closely with design, production, and marketing staff to ensure that publishing schedules and marketing goals are met.
• perform other relevant duties as required.
• position will require travel to editorial meetings, including out-of-province meetings.
Bachelor’s degree required, plus supplementary training in publishing and editing procedures. Four years’ experience editing full-length book manuscripts in an educational book publishing environment; experience in textbook development is essential.
Teaching credentials and/or experience would be an asset.
Excellent written and oral communications skills and strong organizational skills are basic requirements of this job.
Must be able to work collaboratively as a team member in a busy editorial and production team.
Must be able to adhere to tight deadlines, set priorities, and be able to work on multiple projects at a time, as required.
Computer skills required: on the Macintosh platform, familiarity with MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite; internet research skills; familiarity with image-scanning; ability to edit both on hard copy and within electronic files; familiarity with e-book and interactive digital formats would be an asset.
Familiarity with high-school curricula in, but not restricted to, social studies, aboriginal education, science, mathematics, environmental science, and family studies is required.
Applications must be submitted through the University of British Columbia Human Resources Department, www.hr.ubc.ca, within the following dates: July 10 – 22, 2012
For further information, please contact Catherine Edwards, email@example.com
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