As a vital member of the content team, the Development Editor collaborates with our talent—trainers, writers, and speakers—to craft learning content that meets our standards.
The Development Editor manages the development of all content formats with a focus on addressing the learning and development needs of our audience. Formats for content are limitless but currently include books, videos, online training courses, in person conferences, in person trainings, reports, and audio content.
The Development Editor works with the editorial and production teams to shape content that delivers on our learning promise.
The Development Editor is responsible for managing and editing an expansive workload of books and reports including sponsored projects to insure we deliver on our learning promise using O’Reilly’s learning model as a guide.
Responsibilities include managing peer review, editing text including books, collaborating on and editing articles, blog posts, online training playbooks, video playbooks, and managing schedules.
The editor must have the necessary skills to be able to determine when content is ready for peer review, production, and release. Properly executed, this position contributes significant revenue to the organization while maintaining O’Reilly standards. The Development Editor excels at managing budget title months while recommending internal process improvements.
The remote position reports to Managing Editor, Olivia MacDonald.
Work closely with various internal departments; editorial, product, and production staff; and externally, with talent.
Demonstrate effective project management of multiple titles/projects and ensure that all projects release on time and within budget.Identify problem areas in content and recommend solutions.
Serve as in-house advocate for talents’ projects.Collaborate with editorial team members to create a cohesive learning experience.
Ensure program requirements are aligned with approved content plan.
Work with O’Reilly product and marketing teams to review and revise all copy and related marketing materials.
Select and manage technical, peer, and test customer reviews.
Create, manage, and adhere to production schedules.
Participate in industry events, trade shows, ORM conferences where appropriate and at the discretion of the VP of Content Strategy.
Participate in weekly content and production meetings, providing all necessary assessments of production resources and issues associated with active titles; report on status of active titles.
Support sales and marketing with detailed content information during the marketing and sales process.