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Full-time, BJU Education Group, Benefitted

Textbook Editor (Spanish Materials)

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POSITION SUMMARY:  In this role you are part of a team that produces elementary and high-school foreign language materials with a biblical worldview (Spanish textbooks for native English speakers). From developmental editing to copyediting to production editing, you ensure that the writer's message is clearly communicated to the target audience through all elements of a product. A candidate for this position should have

  • a strong understanding of English grammar 
  • a minimum Spanish fluency level of intermediate high

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 your product-line manager as appropriate
  • Maintain excellent communication with project team members
  • Complete special projects as assigned 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Mastery of English and Spanish 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
  • Proficiency in applying the guidelines of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE)
  • 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 and Spanish test
  • Desirable: teaching experience
  • Microsoft Office

Required Education: Bachelors
Required Experience: 1-2 years: related experience
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