Development Editor – French & Spanish

As a Development Editor, you are a key contributor to our dynamic language based editorial team and are relied on to leverage your expertise in the areas of content, research, copyediting and French & Spanish to create and edit content for our print and digital publications. In this capacity you are involved with a variety of research, copyediting and copywriting projects for our industry leading language learning publications geared towards the Higher-Ed sector. In addition to monitoring and coordinating the progress of ongoing projects you will support the team in developing and selecting engaging and relevant content for our French, Spanish, German and Italian learning materials and college level programs as well as editing and revising content for publication. Our ideal candidate has considerable editorial experience in a world language publishing environment, possesses a keen eye for grammar (in English and French/ Spanish), exceptional project management, time management, organization, and communication skills as well as being extremely detail oriented. A true passion for languages and learning is essential!

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to multiple ongoing editorial projects in French and/ or Spanish
  • Manage freelancers, answer inquiries and troubleshoot issues as they arise
  • Edit and create content for publication, research 3rd party content and collaborate with project managers
  • Prepare manuscripts, tearsheets, photo specs, audio scripts and bookmaps for delivery
  • Create transcripts and translations of video material as well as create and manage manuscript schedules
  • Research television clips, short films and or literary readings for inclusion in Vista Higher Learning French, German, Spanish and Italian titles  and research other ad hoc projects as needed
  • Write activities and articles and copyedit materials for publication in accordance with corporate guidelines
  • Collaborate with in-house Editorial Development and Project Management teams
  • File and store critical electronic manuscript files and all relevant print materials in a secure and appropriate manner
  • Track and enter data in Excel
  • May run some team meetings
  • Provide light administrative support to Executive Editor as needed

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • A BA/ BS degree; MA strong plus
  • 5+ years of editorial experience in publishing
  • Must possess native proficiency (written and verbal) in English and or Spanish in addition to near native proficiency in French, Italian or German
  • Successful track record of planning, writing, and editing content for large-scale print/digital educational products with high regard to quality and schedule
  • Solid understanding of the American market for world language education at either the Higher Education or Secondary level
  • Excellent writing, grammar, spelling, proofreading skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - both written and verbally
  • Strong project management skills and experience; Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines for self and others
  • Pays strict attention to details and is capable of keeping track of multiple ongoing high-priority projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in a fluid and fast paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Strong MS Word and MS Excel skills
  • An interest in training and mentoring less experienced team members
  • Experience with Adobe, K4 or InDesign is a strong plus
  • Prior experience teaching is a strong plus

Why Join Us:

Why join us? We at Vista Higher Learning are proud to say that we’re not just another publisher. We’re the leading specialized language publisher for U.S. and Canadian higher education and secondary school markets whose first-hand knowledge of languages and diverse cultures sets us apart from other publishers. We’re passionate about developing educational materials that incorporate authenticity and culture. We bring a fresh new approach to teaching languages by integrating technology, design, content, and pedagogy to make learning easier, more practical, and more rewarding. With current programs in Spanish, French, Italian and German Vista Higher Learning is committed to helping people communicate across languages and cultures.

Are You Interested in This Position?

Vista Higher Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.