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Full-time, BJU Education Group, Benefitted

Editor

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Position Summary:  This is not a remote position. As a BJU Press editor, you are part of a team that embraces the mission of producing K–12 educational materials with a biblical worldview for Christian schools and homeschools. You function within the context of a product-line team and focus on a specific academic subject area. You work to ensure that the writer's message is communicated to the target audience clearly and accurately through all the elements of a product. After successful onboarding, an employee in this position may apply for a hybrid work schedule.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the editing of BJU Press products, as outlined in the following three points:
    • Developmental Editing—Evaluate the overall soundness of a writer's manuscript from a broad perspective; make corrections and/or query the writer in areas such as length, organization, factual and biblical accuracy, and grade-level appropriateness; may include subject-related research
    • Copyediting—Apply intensive editing to the writer's revised manuscript with the goal of correctness and consistency in every detail of the manuscript.
    • Production Editing—Proofread PDF page proofs, with the goal of a final product that is user-friendly, finished on time, and as error-free as possible in text, graphics, and layout
  • Uphold the BJU Press brand image and publishing standards; suggest updates to the editorial manager or product-line supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain excellent communication with project team members
  • Complete special projects as assigned 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Mastery of English grammar and mechanics, including the ability to recognize and repair problems with sentence structure and paragraph development and to identify and correct problems with unity, coherence, logic, and precision
  • Proficiency in applying the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Ability to follow established procedures and to engage in process improvement
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with a team and negotiate solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Computer aptitude; experience working with documents in the cloud or online
  • Acceptable performance on the BJU Press editorial test

Desirable: teaching experience and/or specific academic subject knowledge (science, history, Bible, etc.)

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: One to two years related experience
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