Editor/Writer—ELA

Location: Boston, MA / Austin, TX / Remote

Position Overview:

The Editor/Writer is a subject matter expert responsible for developing accurate, subject-specific content for SRM and its clients. This position will write and edit content for clarity, conciseness, voice, and accuracy. The Editor/Writer supports a content lead on projects by providing editorial reviews and/or targeted writing and revision. The Editor/Writer may be asked to function as a lead writer on projects that remain in house, including authoring samples and prototypes. This position will report to the AVP, Editorial until the ELA Director position is filled.

Responsibilities

Writing/Content Development Skills

  • Apply understanding of a curriculum area to decide what concepts and difficulty levels are appropriate for material at a given grade level
  • Produce clearly worded, logically organized, creative content that is easy for learners to understand and on target in terms of client expectations
  • Produce content that aligns with approach, tone, and format of the program/project
  • Apply practical knowledge of what works in the classroom and what teachers expect from a good lesson, item, or activity 

Editing/Content Refinement Skills

  • Ensure consistency of voice and adherence to client style, vision, and philosophy
  • Ensure that lessons align with client guidelines, including those for word and page counts
  • Verify the accuracy of content, both print and digital
  • Review manuscripts and proofs to ensure alignment and consistency across grade levels
  • Effectively implement client feedback

Knowledge of Educational Marketplace

  • Apply an understanding of what is or isn’t acceptable content based on bias and sensitivity concerns in various markets
  • Incorporate state, national, and international standards, as appropriate, into content development
  • Maintain an awareness of trends, expectations, and standards of specific client marketplaces in order to keep content as marketable as possible

Leadership Skills

  • Promptly answer queries from team members
  • Adapt flexibly to changes in roles and needs on projects
  • Follow editorial workflows
  • Meet as needed with the Director or a Content Lead to prioritize workload and review work and growth in editorial skills
  • Identify issues or risks to the project and raise concerns
  • Provide feedback to freelance writers and editors
  • Monitor time on task to ensure it keeps pace with the project’s production schedule

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, education, or related field required; master’s degree a plus
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in the targeted curriculum area
  • Experience with MS Office products; experience with Adobe Acrobat a plus
  • Adept at following guidelines and instructions
  • Familiarity with Chicago Manual of Stylea plus
  • Familiarity with Common Core State Standards a plus
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Meticulous approach to work and an eye for detail while maintaining a perspective of the totality of the project
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines while maintaining the quality of the product
  • Ability to follow explicit instructions consistently but also to exercise good judgment when making work-related decisions
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proofreading, and speaking
  • Ability to quickly learn and master new technologies and processes
  • Ability to positively receive and implement constructive feedback
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with peers

Why Six Red Marbles

Do you believe learning matters? Well, we do too.

In fact, our entire business is built around the idea that we are all always learning and therefore always students. We believe everyone deserves the most engaging and innovative learning experiences available, and our employees are the secret to our success. Our values include:

  • Doing right by our people and partners
  • Taking an innovative, tech-forward approach to engage students of all ages
  • Putting the learner first in the content we create
  • Being transparent in all we do and how we do it
  • Working together to find the best solution, not the easiest solution
  • Embracing that we are Always a Student

About Six Red Marbles

Six Red Marbles delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. We have developed thousands of interactive learning programs for schools, publishers, universities, and more with the support of our global network of subject matter experts. Six Red Marbles has offices in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Brattleboro, VT; Delhi, India; and Chennai, India.

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Six Red Marbles is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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