We have an immediate need for a resourceful, experienced, well-organized editor to manage a textbook project and its accompanying electronic components. Our candidate must be available every weekday (at least) throughout the day to respond to email and update the rest of the team. He or she MUST have in-house experience in book publishing (preferably medical textbook/professional publishing) or e-learning.
We're looking for an editor who is familiar with the following:
• Preparing website content
• Handling storyboards for e-learning courseware
• Preparing online test banks and quiz questions
• Organizing reviewer panels and preparing review synopses
• Working with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Dropbox, and WebEx
• Managing projects with lots of moving parts and tight deadlines.
Most important, we need a problem solver with a “git ‘er done” attitude who views the publisher (our client) as a valued customer. Our job is to make the in-house editors’ jobs easier and to exceed their expectations in every possible way. That means moving the project forward efficiently, responding quickly to questions and requests, and supplying internal and external team members (e.g., designers, authors, SMEs, reviewers, marketing staff) with everything they need.
You must be a U.S. citizen. Geography is not important, provided you're available by email (and preferably also by phone or WebEx) from 9 a.m. Eastern to 6:00 p.m. Eastern (8:00 to 5:00 p.m. Central) on all or most weekdays. Being able to check email periodically (say, twice a day) and respond to any urgent messages on Saturdays and Sundays is a big plus.
Finally, let’s make it fun! From a New Yorker cartoon:
This project is of the utmost importance. You’ll have no staff, inadequate funding, conflicting instructions, and an impossible deadline. At last, here’s your chance to impress us!