Editorial Job Listings

    Content Development Project Manager

    W.W. Norton & Company seeks a Content Development Project Manager to support our digital media department. The Project Manager will work directly with the digital media editorial teams on multiple projects to define and communicate project requirements and status. This person will be the liaison between editorial and technical teams and will establish best practices for documentation and tracking of projects to inform project stakeholders. This position will report to the Associate Director for Digital Media.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Collaborating with media editors to understand and shape their project requirements.

    • Organizing, creating, and communicating general and technical information about media projects to the various product stakeholders, including identifying and documenting business processes and requirements.

    • Participating in activities related to release planning, new product planning, and roadmaps to ensure that editorial teams have a clear understanding of goals, actions items, roles, and timelines and that they are effectively communicating their project needs.

    • Promoting a collaborative team environment.

    • Working with editors to solicit market feedback to shape current and future media projects.

    • Developing project requirements for technical teams based on interviews with project stakeholders, design teams, vendors, and others as needed.

    • Tracking projects, including questions, decisions, and changes throughout each project.

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

    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.

    • Ability to communicate business needs and ideas to technical team members, such as programmers, developers, or QA engineers.

    • At least three years prior project management experience is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a background in successfully managing content development projects in media, educational publishing, or e-learning systems with business or technical writing experience.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • 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.

    • Project editor must be willing and able to travel a few times per year throughout the United States and Canada. Travel includes attending academic conferences and facilitating focus groups with editorial teams at designated universities or colleges.

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

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

    Editorial Assistant, Sociology and Cultural Anthropology

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support editors of print and digital content for college sociology and cultural anthropology courses.

    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.

    • Telephone 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.

    • Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level sociology or cultural anthropology courses.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. 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 job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Editorial Assistant, Digital Media and Physical Anthropology

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking an Editorial Assistant to support the associate director for digital media, including support of print and digital content for college physical anthropology courses.

    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.

    • Telephone 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.

    • Subject matter expertise is not required, but applicants should note whether they have taken any college-level physical anthropology courses.

    Technical Skills:

    • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Docs. 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 job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Media Editor, Composition & Philosophy

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Media Editor for its composition and philosophy textbook teams. Working closely with these highly collaborative groups, the Media Editor will be responsible for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of teaching, learning, and assessment supplements that support textbooks in these areas. This position will report to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Understanding the English composition and philosophy 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 primarily digital supplements 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 supplements 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 supplements to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.

    • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, supplements 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 is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong college sales background and/or editorial experience.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • 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 job you are applying for in the subject line.

    Media Editor, Chemistry

    W. W. Norton & Company is seeking a Media Editor for its chemistry textbook team. Working closely with this highly collaborative group, the Media Editor will be responsible for the effectiveness, quality, and timeliness of teaching, learning, and assessment supplements that support textbooks in these areas. This position will report to the Editorial Director for Digital Media.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Understanding the chemistry market 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 primarily digital supplements 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 supplements 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 supplements to the Norton sales team and to faculty on campus, at focus groups, and at academic conferences.

    • Communicating the specifications for, and functionality of, supplements 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 is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong college sales background and/or editorial experience.

    • Must be highly disciplined and self-motivated.

    • 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 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.