Editorial Job Listings

    Digital Media Project Editor, Economics & Science

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with an emphasis on the science and economics content.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the science and economics content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor's Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.

    • Help devise and enforce schedules.

    • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.

    • Respond to editorial queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required

    • Must be able to work full business hours.

    • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in science and economics, this can be flexible.

    • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads. Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

    • Must be extremely detail oriented.

    • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.

    Technical Skills:

    • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, and different content management systems a plus.

    To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Digital Media Project Editor, Music

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Digital Media Project Editor for its college textbook department. This position will report directly to the Managing Editor, College Digital Media. Working closely with the editorial and production teams, the Digital Media Project Editor will be responsible for managing all aspects of editorial production for digital media projects across all disciplines, but with a specific focus on the music content.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Manage and help edit various digital media projects with an emphasis on the music content (including such products as Interactive Listening Guides, our online adaptive quizzing system, ebooks, Coursepacks, StudySpace, Interactive Instructor's Guides, etc.) through all aspects of production, overseeing and evaluating the copy editors, proofreaders, and other relevant freelancers to maintain quality control and timely delivery of products.

    • Help devise and enforce schedules.

    • Collaborate closely with editorial colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Document management: help organize and maintain files, following strict naming conventions to maintain version control.

    • Help ensure accuracy of musical notation images, audio examples, and in-text musical symbols.

    • Respond to editorial and musical queries from copyeditors and proofreaders.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required

    • Must be able to work full business hours.

    • At least two years prior experience in publishing in the project editorial/production editorial role, preferably in college publishing. If the candidate has subject matter experience in music, this can be flexible.

    • Must be highly disciplined, self-motivated, and flexible to the various pressures and changing priorities of the demands of any given project and manage complex workloads.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communications skills.

    • Must be extremely detail oriented.

    • Must have excellent copyediting and proofreading skills to edit editorial and musical content, as well as proficiency to check product functionality. A copyediting and proofreading test will be given.

    • Reads music fluently.

    • Subject matter expertise in music theory and music history is not required, but a plus.

    Technical Skills:

    • Must handle working in a digital environment. Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Googledocs, Basecamp. Familiarity with Photoshop, HTML, audio editing software, and different content management systems a plus.

    To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Editorial Assistant, Economics

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of print supplements and online-learning content for college textbooks in Economics.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Management of manuscripts in all stages of production – Sending manuscript to be reviewed by college instructors. Setting and adhering to schedules. Preparing manuscript for copyediting and production. Reviewing manuscript for content/grammar errors.

    • Communication and message management – Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, marketing, and sales staff to relay messages, follow-up on requests/information and in general, anticipating when to proactively act on messages (including relaying messages with a sense of urgency).

    • Document management – Faxing, copying, printing, emailing. Organizing and maintaining files.

    • Creating and editing Excel and Word documents to support projects and/or office responsibilities.

    • Data Management – Extracting data from internal web based information portals. Aggregating data from various sources. Information gathering and following up.

    • Project management – Collaborating with and providing support to media editorial team to move numerous different projects forward in order to meet publishing deadlines.

    • Market research – Assisting media editor with research on market trends in online learning.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.

    • Must be able to work full business hours.

    • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills.

    • Must be able to anticipate needs and deliver timely, relevant solutions and actions.

    • Must be able to develop rapport and relationships with all levels of employees. Must be seen as knowledgeable and capable of handling sensitive, critical information.

    • Must be proactive, flexible and adaptive in a rapidly changing environment and adjust with a “can-do” attitude.

    • Must be self-directed and independent.

    • Must have good time management skills, be organized, and be capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing across departments, activities, and projects.

    • Must be detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.

    • Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of electronic media as it applies to education and/or learning.

    • Must have strong research skills.

    • Must have a passion for learning new software programs.

    • A background in and/or passion for economics is preferred.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with both Windows and Mac OS. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

    • Mastery of email, calendar management, and file management tools.

    To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Media Editor, Chemistry

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a digital media editor for its chemistry textbook team. Working closely with the book editors, the media editor will be responsible for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of the digital media that accompanies Norton’s chemistry textbooks. This position will report to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Understanding the general chemistry and organic chemistry markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout North America.

    • Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in digital products for teaching, learning, and assessment.

    • Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.

    • Collaborating closely with editorial, production, and IT colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Finding, signing, and communicating with authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.

    • Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.

    • With the help of an editorial assistant, closely monitoring projects at all stages of editorial development and production.

    • Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, and vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.

    • Clearly and compellingly presenting digital products to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.

    • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, digital media to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.

    • Must be able to work full business hours.

    • At least four years prior experience in college publishing or experience creating digital chemistry products in other industries is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong college sales background and/or extensive editorial experience.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize

    • Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.

    • Superior verbal and written communications skills are essential.

    • Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.

    • Must be organized and detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.

    • While travel is moderate, media editors must be willing and able to travel several times per year throughout the United States and Canada. Travel includes attending academic conferences and Norton sales conferences, providing on-campus sales support, and recruiting authors on college campuses.

    • Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of digital media as it applies to teaching and learning.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

    • Must have a working knowledge of the benefits and limitations of HTML, JavaScript, and Flash.

    To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Media Editor, History

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a digital media editor for its history textbook team. Working closely with the book editors, the media editor will be responsible for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of the digital media that accompanies Norton’s history textbooks. This position will report to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Understanding the American, European, and World history markets in college publishing and the diverse needs of adopters and students throughout the country.

    • Planning, developing, and implementing pedagogically-useful and innovative content to be used in digital products for teaching, learning, and assessment.

    • Creating budgets and development timelines to correspond with editorial, sales, and production schedules and the needs of the market.

    • Collaborating closely with editorial, production, and IT colleagues to ensure quality and timeliness of materials.

    • Finding, signing, and communicating with authors and subject matter experts for a wide variety of editorial projects.

    • Soliciting feedback from the market and incorporating this feedback into current and future editorial projects.

    • With the help of an editorial assistant, closely monitoring projects at all stages of editorial development and production.

    • Professionally interacting with authors, college faculty, and vendors, and effectively communicating ideas to colleagues including the college department editorial board and the advertising and marketing departments.

    • Clearly and compellingly presenting digital products to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.

    • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, digital media to fellow editors, designers, production managers, programmers, and software developers.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree.

    • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the US is required.

    • Must be able to work full business hours.

    • At least four years prior experience in college publishing or experience creating digital history products in other industries is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong college sales background and/or extensive editorial experience.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize

    • Must have a keen understanding of the teaching and learning needs of college professors and students.

    • Superior verbal and written communications skills are essential.

    • Must have a “can-do” attitude and be proactive and flexible in a rapidly changing environment.

    • Must be organized and detail-oriented, making sure that all aspects of their daily activities are handled with accuracy and minimal mistakes.

    • While travel is moderate, media editors must be willing and able to travel several times per year throughout the United States and Canada. Travel includes attending academic conferences and Norton sales conferences, providing on-campus sales support, and recruiting authors on college campuses.

    • Must have a demonstrated interest in the challenges and opportunities of digital media as it applies to teaching and learning.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency with Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

    • Must have a working knowledge of the benefits and limitations of HTML, JavaScript, and Flash.

     

    To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and résumé to: Recruiting. Please be sure to indicate the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Please note that these job descriptions are not designed to cover all activities required of the employee

    W.W. Norton & Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.