ACT, Inc. Lead Editor in Iowa City, Iowa
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A Lead Editor applies knowledge of editorial and quality control practices, flexibly and creatively, to maintain consistency and continuity in the work completed within Test Development. An individual in this position continuously monitors and implements current trends and practices in editing and quality control relative to the field of learning and assessment. The individual contributes to process improvement activities and successfully mentors resources within the editorial team to consistently contribute to the delivery of high quality Test Development materials on schedule.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Typical work-related activities include:
Mentor and assist in the training of editorial staff
Develop and monitor editorial review and production schedules for assigned projects
Coordinate editorial assignments with other Lead Editors
Edit and proofread materials for assigned programs and projects
Develop, document, and perform quality control checks on tests and related materials
Participate in process improvement activities including implementation and documentation
Create and revise style guidelines and other support materials
Apply style guidelines during editorial process
Act as editorial consultant
Assist in development and quality control of special-use editions of tests, including braille, large-type, and audio
Maintain security of test and ancillary materials
Maintain knowledge of current trends and practices in editing and quality control
Foster a culture of high achievement, innovation, and accountability
Bachelor’s degree in English or related field required;
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
- A minimum of 3 years of editorial experience preferably in an assessment or education industry setting
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information
TravelNo Travel Required
ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.