Senior Development Editor

Senior Developmental Editor (exempt) - Reports to Editorial Director, Upper Room Center

The Senior Developmental Editor is responsible for managing all publishing aspects for new and existing products from Discipleship Resources, an imprint of Upper Room Books. This position may also be responsible for managing editorial processes for other imprints as assigned. The senior developmental editor will review submitted content to evaluate the commercial potential of the proposal and will approach authors/writers to take on projects that the organization wishes to publish. The senior developmental editor will use their market experience and available market research to assess proposals. This role will be responsible for recognizing and developing the aim of the content, benefits to the reader, and differences between the proposal and existing titles in the same category. The editor may be in contact with at least two to three outside vendors for each product, which means they must maintain several working relationships while monitoring, managing, and completing work on all aspects of each product. The person in this role must keep a finger on the pulse of projects and will be able to deal with digital graphic files, fonts, InDesign files, and any emerging elements.

The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge and experience in editorial practices and procedures; demonstrates oral and written communication skills; professional experience in publishing; strong attention to detail; knowledge of page layout design and production; knowledge of biblical content; and ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of office procedures; mastery of English language, grammar, punctuation; knowledge of copyright law; strong orientation to detail; strong people and communication skills, both oral and written; ability to do research; organizational skills; ability to conceptually think through processes; ability to manage concurrent multiple projects; ability to exercise courtesy and tact with a diverse group of external customers; ability to use direction, judgment and initiative and make decisions; ability to work independently; demonstrated proficiency on Mac, Microsoft Word, InDesign.

Education / Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, or equivalency; theological background preferred / Five years publishing experience.

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email at [email protected].

Discipleship Ministries is an Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V EOE.

Application Deadline: May 14, 2021